Lil Nas X gets intimate with Durex Condoms for Sexual Health Awareness Month

Lil Nas X
(Durex comes into play in new Lil Nas X video)

Seems like Lil Nas X is everywhere these days. Now, the artist is celebrating Sexual Health Month, by promoting safe sex habits to his millions of followers in his latest video That’s What I Want by the simple act of opening a Durex condom with his teeth in the video. 

September is Sexual Health Awareness Month and this year’s theme was titled, “Sexual Pleasure in Times of COVID-19.” According to the World Health Organization, sexual health is defined as “a state of physical, emotional, mental, & social well-being related to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity.  Sexual health requires…the possibility of having pleasurable & safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination & violence. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual health of all persons must be respected, protected & fulfilled.”

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, Lil Nas X has been trending for months due to his sexually explicit videos and performances which have been normalizing open homosexuality, gay-sex, and homosexuality within the hip-hop community. 

The video begins with an obvious allusion to Outkast’s Hey Ya! In the countdown and overall feel of the song. We then pick up on a football field where Lil Nas X falls from the sky as almost a gift from heaven. His teammates help him to the bench and he is then taken off the field to the locker room, where his apparent lust interest and him engage in hot and steamy sexual activity in the showers and when the Durex condom is shown. 

After the shower sex, he plays homage to director Ang Lee’s breakthrough film Brokeback Mountain with a scene where he and his lust interest sit by the fire as he serenades his partner while playing the guitar until they retire to the tent for more sex.

After the Brokeback Mountain scene, Lil Nas X goes to his lover’s home to surprise him only to discover he has a wife and kid, which seems to emotionally devastate him. He deals with his heartache by binge drinking and throwing himself a beautiful and ornate wedding officiated by none other than LGBTQ+ icon Billy Porter in almost an allusion to Dickens’ Miss Havisham. Watch below:

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The rapper took the time to offer up a positive message on Instagram as his debut album Montero, which also dropped on the same day the video was released, skyrockets up the music charts.

“I’m protecting myself and everything that’s beautiful about me. let’s celebrate by recognizing Sexual Health Month and wellness for everyone, whatever their gender/sexual identity and expression,” Lil Nas X said.

Since debuting September 16, the video has over 30 million views.

Joia DaVida reports on the entertainment industry in both Chicago and Los Angeles.