Planned Parenthood Scheme Offers High-Tech Protection to the Social Network Generation
We all worry about our safety on the social web, but this scheme bring a whole new meaning to high-tech protection!
Social-savvy and sexually active youngsters are being invited to test out a new scheme from the Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, a reproduction and sexual health service based in the United States – which involves condoms and QR codes. Randy youths are asked to “check-in” by scanned their QR codes with a mobile gadget before partaking in some safe fun. Their location is then recorded for a database to create a map of the most active areas and also utilise the busying social internet to promote safety against unplanned pregnancies or STDs and other undesirables passed between partners unbeknownst in the bedroom!
The social scheme is now in effect in all fifty US states and has begun spreading worldwide with almost 1000 check-ins to date. Planned Parenthood’s New Media Co-ordinator, Nathan Engebretson says “We hope the site promotes discussions within relationships about condoms and helps to remove perceived stigmas that some people may have about condom use. Where Did You Wear It attempts to create some fun around making responsible decisions”
We’re hoping the map offers up a few hotspots where even we might get lucky!
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