When Foursquare and sex meet: WhereDidYouWearIt.com

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It’s kind of like crossing safe sex with Foursquare or Yelp check-ins.

The program to hand out condoms with high-tech wrappers at colleges and universities in Western Washington is sponsored by Planned Parenthood and designed to make you proud of practicing safe sex.

The condom wrappers have a QR code — a type of barcode that when scanned by your smartphone’s camera can do all sorts of things.

In the case of the wheredidyouwearit.com-sponsored condoms, the QR code will be used to broadcast where and when you practiced safe sex.

The website seeks to put condom use out in the open — a goal it definitely accomplishes. After scanning the QR code, your location and a brief description of how you used the contraception will be posted on wheredidyouwearit.com for all to see.

"A 20-something guy and a girl whose relationship is non-existent and have already talked about safe sex and STDs used a condom in the kitchen because no one wants an STD. It was great — can't wait for round 2," a post from the Belltown area read.

Planned Parenthood said the safe sex social networking site is not looking to promote sex, but instead destigmatize condom use.

"Of course, abstinence from sexual activity is the only sure way to prevent both pregnancy and the spread of STDs," the organization said in a statement. "But remember: Sex happens. We're not encouraging you to have sex or not have sex. We're just encouraging people to be safer in their activities."

 

Map of wheredidyouwearit.com check ins around Seattle:

 

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