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In recognition of National Condom Week, which began on Valentine’s Day and ended a week later, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest sent out 55,000 condoms to community colleges and universities and to all of its health centres throughout western Washington.So far, the condoms have been used in 48 out of the 50 states and on six continents, according to Planned Parenthood.
How can this be known? The rubbers feature scannable QR codes that allow those doing the deed to check in with their smartphones at wheredidyouwearit.com, a site launched by PPGNW in conjunction with the condom release.
It is, of course, impossible to know if those condoms are being put to use in the old-fashioned way. But it’s amusing that they’ve managed to make their way across the country, and the globe, in such a short amount of time.
And amusement, besides the promotion of safe sex, is what Planned Parenthood is going for. “Where Did You Wear It attempts to create some fun around making responsible decisions,” said Nathan Engebretson, PPGNW new media coordinator.
The website coordinates all the check-ins on a map which can be searched, through a filter, by gender, age, and how good the sex was, among other details.
For example: In the United States, there were two cases of a guy and a girl who used the condoms in a kitchen. More specifically, their relationship was “Just for fun” and the sex, if it happened, was “Ah-maz-ing–Rainbows exploded and mountains trembled.” The check-ins were in Colorado and New Mexico.
And if you don’t know how to use a condom, you can watch Planned Parenthood’s instructional video on your smartphone before recording your location on the website. How romantic.
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