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Condom map: Foursquare for sex?

  • Planned Parenthood launches "Where did you Wear It?" which is kinda like Foursquare for sex
  • QR codes on condoms and an online map let you "check in" to safe sex
Condom map: Foursquare for sex?

Attention chronic over-sharers: You check into work. You tweet the components of your yummy lunch. You broadcast every song you listen to online. But would you ever check into sex?

As part of National Condom Week, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest handed out condoms with QR codes on them. If you scan the code with your phone (we're not sure if this counts as foreplay) you can "check in" to safe sex, and your romp is recorded on a map for the rest of the country to see and, potentially, be jealous of

You can get pretty descriptive with the dirty deets of your deed as well. While the map won't get too specific about where you've um, done it safely, you can rank your relationship (from "What relationship?" to "All about love"), why you used protection and how the actual act was (was it "Ah-mazing" or could things "only improve from here"?). 

This is truly a watershed moment in technology.

Planned Parenthood says the point is not to creep you out, but rather to spread the notion that having safe sex is cool. "You should be proud to wear protection," the disclaimer on the site reads. "We hope the site promotes discussions within relationships about condoms and helps to remove perceived stigmas that people may have about condom use."

Clearly, the site is aimed at younger generations that are already familiar with various social networking sites, as it's a little bit Foursquare, a little bit Twitter, and, depending who you ask, a whole lot of strange.

Do you think this campaign is a clever way to get couples talking about sex? Or is it taking TMI to a whole new level?

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