(CNN)The state of Utah is hoping to distribute condoms, just not the innuendos that were printed on them.
Utah governor asks state's health department to take the sexual innuendos off of free condoms
Utah's Department of Health planned to distribute 100,000 condoms as part of an HIV prevention campaign, according to CNN affiliate KSTU. The condoms were packaged in small cardboard holders with "Utah specific euphemisms, or play on words" that refer the condom owner to the website HIVandMe.com, the department said.
But the condoms were funded by taxpayers, and Governor Gary Herbert asked the department to change the branding and lose the "sexual innuendo."
"The Governor understands the importance of the Utah Department of Health conducting a campaign to educate Utahns about HIV prevention. He does not, however, approve the use of sexual innuendo as part of a taxpayer-funded campaign," the governor's office said in a statement.