High-tech condoms allow students to “check-in” their activities
KOMO News: College students around Western Washington are getting high-tech condoms, as part of National Condom Week and a social media experiment by Planned Parenthood.
The codes can be scanned by phones, allowing someone to “check-in” their safe sex activity on the website www.WhereDidYouWearIt.com.
The website is dedicated to promoting safe sex and normalizing condom use, according to Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest. The experiment encourages college students and millennials who are already comfortable with social media to promote healthy sexuality and who are “proud to wear protection.”
“Condoms are an essential tool in preventing unintended pregnancy and stopping the spread of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV,” said Nathan Engebretson, PPGNW New Media Coordinator. “We hope the site promotes discussions within relationships about condoms and helps to remove perceived stigmas that some people may have about condom use. Where Did You Wear It attempts to create some fun around making responsible decisions.”
If you go to the web site to report your sexual activity, you get this message: “Did you just use a condom to protect yourself against unintended pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections? You go Tiger! Sex that safe, should be shared.”
You are asked to answer several questions including your gender, age, address, etc. You are also asked “My relationship is” and are to choose from this pick list:
- All about love
- Getting serious
- Just for fun
- Brand new
- On the rocks
- What relationship?
Another question? “The safe sex was”:
- Ah-maz-ing – Rainbows exploded and mountains trembled
- Great – Can’t wait for round two
- Pretty good – I got no complaints
- Fair – A work in progress
- Things can only improve from here
Lastly Planned Parenthood asks, “Where did you wear it?”:
- The great outdoors
- Planes, trains and automobiles
- The shower
- At a party
- Hotel room
- On a beach
- In a hot tub
- Somewhere else
Once you enter in your data, a map pops up with the details of the information you entered. For instance, based on the (false) data I entered, my (false) address location popped up on a map with this, “A 20 something girl and a guy whose relationship is getting serious and have already talked about safer sex and STDs used a condom in the shower to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. It was ah-maz-ing – rainbows exploded and mountains trembled.”
I’m all for people using condoms to protect themselves. (Don’t kids learn about this through public indoctrination anyway?) Why do college kids (or anyone for that matter) need to advertise their sexual activity? What exactly is the goal of that? Seems nothing more than a ruse for Planned Parenthood to promote sexual intercourse in order to keep their customers coming back for their services, including abortion.