Utah Governor Gary Herbert has halted the distribution of 100,000 condoms for free in the US state because of racy slogans on the packaging.
It features phrases like “SL,UT”, a word play on Utah and its capital, Salt Lake City, “Enjoy Your Mountin” and “Explore Utah’s caves”.
It was part of a campaign by the Utah department of health on HIV prevention and promotion of safe sex.
The department however apologised for the offensive packaging.
The office of Mr Herbert, who is also a Republican, said that he understands the importance of the Utah department of health conducting a campaign to educate Utahns about HIV prevention.