Aly Semigran
March 01, 2012 AT 04:10 PM EST

Greg Gayne/NBC

It’s lucky for Zac Efron that the group One Million Moms are a little preoccupied with complaining about something else today, as the heartthrob confessed to Matt Lauer on The Today Show this morning that the thing that fell out of his pocket at his movie premiere wasn’t a Lorax.

The actor sheepishly admitted to Lauer that it was, in fact, a condom he dropped in front of cameras at The Lorax premiere last week. (“You want to take me through what happened?” Lauer asked Efron, to which the actor replied with a smile, “I don’t want to take you through it.”)

“I never really had a pocket-checking policy prior to going on the red carpet before, but now we fully instated one,” the 24-year-old joked. Watch the full, giggly interview below between Efron, who went on to say his safe sex red carpet blunder is “a great message to add to the many messages of the film,” and Lauer. (Get it?! “Production company.”)

Do you think Efron has anything to be embarrassed about, PopWatchers? Or is it, as Matt Lauer put it, “Better to be safe than sorry”? (Besides, could anything be more embarrassing than this?) Did you somehow miss that whole safe sex lesson in Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, too? Share in the comments section below.

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