A Utah woman has gone viral for sharing a photo of herself wearing a mask that features cartoon dongs on it to encourage social distancing. Her logic is simple: the print on the fabric is so small that if you’re close enough to notice what it is, you’re not far enough away. Genius!
- Mindy Vincent knows what’s up. In her Facebook post sharing the photo, Vincent explained that her mask served as a stark warning for people on the importance of respecting others’ space, especially during a global health crisis. “Behold! My masks have arrived! I wore this to Walmart and Petco today,” she wrote. “When someone tells me my mask has [dudes’ junk] on it, I kindly let them know this is how I determine they are too close, kindly back the [eff] up.”
- They were created out of necessity. In a video post on Friday, Vincent explained, “We provide syringe exchange services, and we serve the most vulnerable people, and we can’t not serve them especially during some kind of pandemic. So I needed some kind of face protection for my staff.”
- The masks were such a hit, Vincent’s son had a genius idea. Vincent is an amazing woman who heads up the nonprofit organization Utah Harm Reduction Coalition, which helps people with substance addiction issues. When her masks went viral, her son thought it might be a good idea to start selling them to make money for the charity, and that’s exactly what she did.
- They sold out within an hour. Once Vincent put the dong masks live for sale on the Utah Harm Reduction website, it took only about an hour or so for them to sell out. At $20 a pop, this means Vincent was able to make a nice chunk of change to support the organization and help so many people in need.
- Now, Vincent is working on more masks with additional locally sourced fabric. While the original run of masks are now sold out, Vincent is sourcing other saucy fabrics to create masks from and should be updating them soon. You can keep an eye on the Utah Harm Reduction website for more information.