TWO ''wholesome, fresh and healthy-looking'' Hongkong people will feature in the first condom advertisements to be shown in Asia, including China, on STAR TV. Sales manager Polly Au Sin-yung and computer project manager George Chan Yim-keung, who met the stringent requirements set by a local production house for wholesome, fresh and healthy-looking professionals, feature in two 15-second slots, which will alsobe shown on TVB in Hongkong. They will say two lines on why they choose to use Durex. A smiling Ms Au says: ''If he thinks he can do it without Durex, he can do it without me. Insist on Durex, I do.'' In the other advertisement, Mr Chan says: ''Who said insurance was expensive? Insist on Durex, I do.'' The commercials, in Mandarin, Cantonese and English, will be shown in eight countries including China where Durex was officially launched in March. Durex's only previous Hongkong television campaign was in 1987, when the Government first lifted its ban on condom advertisements amid concern about the spread of AIDS. A company spokesman admitted the conservative approach of Hongkong people towards sex made it difficult to show such advertisements in the territory. ''We have been very cautious with the content of this commercial,'' said Daniel Lam Hak-loong, regional manager of London International Asia Pacific, which makes and markets Durex. ''We have taken into consideration the variation in culture and perception of consumers in the different countries.'' Grey Advertising's group account manager, Andrew Lee Hung-yan, said: ''It is a quality assurance commercial which is a topic that does not have any cultural difference. ''We think people already know the condom is one of the most effective measures for preventing AIDS and pregnancy.'' A code for satellite television advertising standards set out by the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority states condom advertisements should be ''restrained and in good taste''. Dr Margaret Kwan Shuk-wa, executive director of the Family Planning Association of Hongkong, said: ''The advert is very simple and I think the message is quite clear. They are being very careful this time. ''Our message is that people who have taken up sex have to use some form of contraceptive, and they must use it properly and consistently.'' Mainland sales have so far been good although one Durex condom costs 20 times the price of a local condom at two yuan (about HK$2.70). Mr Lam said: ''This will be the first condom TV advert in China. I believe they will be surprised by it but I think it will be something very interesting for them. ''We had quite a positive response from Chinese officials to the idea of a TV advert but we haven't presented this one to them yet. ''Looking at the content and the way we have presented it, I don't think we will have any problem because the message is quite healthy.''