London, ON – Two years after they battled the Sperminator, foiling his plans to infect the residents of Sex City, the Sex Squad is back and this time the online superheroes are taking on alcohol and drugs and their influence on sexual health and behaviour. The Middlesex-London Health Unit launched the new Adventures in Sex City 2 today, in an effort to teach youth some of the risks associated with drinking and substance use. The game builds on the style and humour that made the original Adventures in Sex City a success.
In the new game, Captain Condom, Power Pap, Willy the Kid and a now cured Sperminator face a new nemesis, Bloody Mary, who has taken her twin sister, the Sex Squad’s Wonder Vag, captive in a rundown bar. The game was developed by Heath Unit staff in conjunction with local youth and local software developers Hampson Custom Software. To play the game, visit www.getitonlondon.com; users then have the choice to play the new sequel or the original version of the game.
“Alcohol and substance misuse play significant roles in sexual health that can lead to risky behaviour and unintended consequences,” says Shaya Dhinsa, Manager of Sexual Health at the Middlesex-London Health Unit. “Not only did a lot of people play the original Adventures in Sex City, it also got people talking about sexual health. We believe the follow-up game will build on the success of the first game and help youth make better informed decisions.”
By answering questions about alcohol, drugs and sexual health correctly, players deflect the liquor thrown their way by Bloody Mary, eventually weakening her to the point where she goes to rehab. At the end of the game, players can download a copy of the questions used in the game for future reference or classroom discussion, or click on a link and access further information about alcohol, drugs and addiction.
In addition to the new Adventures in Sex City 2 and the original version of the game, visitors to www.getitonlondon.com will find information about the Health Unit’s Sexual Health Clinic, downloadable posters, videos, links to helpful websites and a wide range of sexual health information.
Dan Flaherty, Communications Manager, Middlesex-London Health Unit 519-663-5317 ext. 2469 or 519-617-0570 (cell.)
Shaya Dhinsa, Manager of Sexual Health, Middlesex-London Health Unit