It’s like Foursquare for safe sex

12 May

Planned Parenthood rolled out a new social media site called Where Did You Wear It? so people can say where in the world they use condoms. It functions like the geolocation app Foursquare, but it doesn’t give exact addresses (your house is safe!) and doesn’t appear to require registration. You do have to input some information, but it doesn’t ask you to create a username or password.

The site is mostly used by people in their 20s, though some check ins are from older adults as well. Check-ins appear from all over the world! In Kansas City, the ages range from 20s to 50s, and seem to be fairly divided between guy/guy and guy/girl encounters. Most of the check-ins look like they’re around the midtown/KCK area, with far less in the suburbs.

Here’s a bit from their purpose:

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. This site is intended to provide a visual representation that safe sex happens too. There is strength in numbers. There is leadership by example. Be part of the solution. Be smart. Be sexy. Be responsible. Have safe sex and be counted to help normalize the use of condoms.

I like their mission. And the anonymity should help people feel comfortable listing their particular instance of safe sex. It’s time that being responsible and using condoms was seen as sexy.

Would you use the site?

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