Process Credit Cards For Online Condom Purchases And End The Stigma Against Condoms
  • Petitioning J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

This petition will be delivered to:

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase
Chase Paymentech

Process Credit Cards For Online Condom Purchases And End The Stigma Against Condoms

    1. Petition by

      Lovability Inc.

Chase Paymentech is a global leader in credit card processing. However, they refused to process payments for our business Lovability Inc: a female friendly condom brand with the intention of empowering women to take responsibility for their sexual health. 

Why? Because condoms fall into the "Adult" category, which is "strictly prohibited."

According to my conversation with Chase Bank, the Risk Management Department at J.P. Morgan Chase believes that processing payments for condoms is a “Reputational Risk.”

 However, the real risk that I see from this comes from the classification of condoms as “adult-oriented products”, and the support of the harmful stigma against condoms. Defining condoms this way sends a harmful cultural message to men and women everywhere. Condoms need to be taken out of this category so that people, young and old, feel entitled to use them. Specifically, this “adult product” could prevent 300,000+ unwanted teenage pregnancies a year in the U.S. 

Ironically, J.P. Morgan Chase debit/credit cards can be used at virtually any store that sells condoms. The same stores that also sell alcohol, tobacco, and other such "adult-oriented" products, which would also presumably put their “reputation at risk.” When speaking with a Chase representative, she mentioned that our company will “probably run into this same issue with other large banks.”

Lovability Condoms actively encourages women to take control of protecting their sexual health. To achieve optimal social impact, and continue providing products to support this mission, Lovability Inc. has been forced to use a less efficient and more expensive processing service due to this issue. 

According to the 2013 Centers for Disease Control findings, in the U.S. alone there are over 20 million new sexually transmitted infections diagnosed per year — and 3.2 million unintended pregnancies per year. This results in over 16 billion dollars in health care costs annually. As of now 1 in every 4 adults suffer from an STD, and these rates are rising exponentially among teens and young adults. This is more than just an ethical issue, it's an epidemic.

We need to stand up for sexual health and not allow large corporations like J.P. Morgan Chase to advance negative stigmas that compromise our wellness. Chase Bank’s attempt at “protecting their reputation” should NOT disable us from buying and selling important products like condoms that protect our sexual health. 

By signing this petition, we can make Chase Paymentech remove condoms from the "prohibited adult " category, and join the new era in which condoms are classified as the protective sexual health product that they are, for anyone that chooses to partake in sexual activity. Large corporations, start-ups, brands and individuals should work together to empower more people to take responsibility for their sexual health. 

For More Information on Lovability Inc, visit www.LovabilityCondoms.com and www.TheLovabilityMovement.com

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https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/10079-de-stigmatize-condoms

To:
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase
Chase Paymentech
CHASE BANK: Process Credit Cards So That Men and Women Can Buy Condoms Online

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. News Update: Lovability Inc + Chase Bank!

      Dear Wonderful Supporters,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to sign this petition. YOU made an impact! The CMO of Chase Paymentech has called and apologized for denying Lovability Inc. services. They agreed to process our payments for condom purchases...but we still need your help!

      Though we are appreciative of their change of heart, we have not agreed to do business with them. It is still essential that we get a policy change confirmed in writing.

      HOW TO HELP:
      1) Get ONE other person to sign this petition: if everyone recruits ONE more signature we will reach our 10,000 signature goal! These signatures will give us the power we need to influence the people who can truly change this policy.
      2) Click our “Thunderclap” https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/10079-de-stigmatize-condoms
      3) Keep up the meaningful conversation! Condoms are not naughty. It’s time to reverse the stigma once and for all.

      With Love,

      Tiffany Gaines
      President, Lovability Inc.

    2. Reached 4,000 signatures
    3. Reached 1,500 signatures

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    • Janet Crawford MILL VALLEY, CA
      • 13 days ago

      This is stupidity at it's finest. I have been a loyal Chase customer, both business and personal, but this makes me seriously consider leaving.

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    • Robyn Noble PROVIDENCE, RI
      • 3 months ago

      This is ridiculous. Teens are sexually active and so are adults. People should be able to buy whatever they want on line without a credit card company weighing in on whether it's "adult." I won't be using my chase card for a while and maybe I should refinance my car.....

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    • Tayler Roorda WILLIAMS LAKE, CANADA
      • 5 months ago

      Safe sex cannot be stigmatized. Everyone should be able to access condoms no matter age or gender or race or anything.

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    • helene mertz HOUSTON, TX
      • 5 months ago

      Women doing the right thing by taking responsibility for their actions should not be discriminated against!!

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    • Lynda Rubin PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • 5 months ago

      The bank has no business limiting what customers can use their credit cards to buy. Further it is an anti-women policy and limits teen and women alike from taking contraception into their own control. Therefore it is a women's (and girl's) health issue as well.

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