Condoms with QR codes check in users' location

Posted by Kate Taylor

If bragging about your sexual conquests on Facebook isn't enough for you, it's now possible to check in to a geolocation website with details of where you've been using a condom.

The wheredidyouwearit.com website has been set up by Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest. It's distributed 55,000 condoms boasting QR codes to community colleges, universities and health centers throughout western Washington - and wants to know where they're being used.

"Where Did You Wear It is like Foursquare for people who don’t want a sexually transmitted infection. Use your phone or your computer and “check in” your safer sex activities," says the group.

"Did you do it in a car? At the beach? In the shower? Wherever. Think you’re the only one who uses condoms? Probably not. Browse the map and see just how many people in your neighborhood are proud to wear protection."

Those of a retiring disposition will be relieved to know that the details are anonymized, showing gender, orientation, approximate age and location. Users can also visit the site to see just how frisky people are getting in their local area.

Already, says Planned Parenthood, it's had check-ins from 48 states and six continents.

"Condoms are an essential tool in preventing unintended pregnancy and stopping the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV," says Nathan Engebretson, PPGNW's 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."