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Condom Tracking: Productive or Pointless?

News 2012/03/02 14:00:00
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If you've ever wanted to know where other people are having sex, your day has arrived. Planned Parenthood celebrated National Condom Week (the same week as Valentine's Day) by releasing 55,000 condoms with QR codes at colleges in Washington state, requesting that users scan the packages with their smartphones when they use the condoms.

The result is a "safe sex map," with pin points at each location where one of the condom packages was scanned. The pinpoints are, of course, anonymous, but users are able to attach comments to their pinpoint describing how the encounter went -- "rainbows exploded and mountains trembled." Anyone can view the map and comments at Where Did You Wear It, though we understand that not everyone would want to. (You know you want to.) The purpose is basically to promote safe sex, but the awkward safe sex map is a plus. Do you think this new condom-tracking feature is productive in promoting safe sex -- or is it kind of pointless?


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  • Tasine 2012/03/02 16:11:28
    Pointless
    Tasine
    +17
    We don't need to track condoms! We need to track gun runners within our own government.

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  • GettingBarried 2012/03/04 15:58:02
    Pointless
    GettingBarried
    +3
    There must be a better way to find out where all the parking lots in the Seattle area are.
  • Michael Hertel 2012/03/04 15:34:12
    Productive
    Michael Hertel
    +1
    It is interesting that it is so easy to determine exactly where you are when you scan the code with your smart phone, might be useful technology to locate lost people or people who do not wish to be found.

    Note very few points, much less than 1000, what about the rest?
  • stevegt... Michael... 2012/03/08 20:38:26 (edited)
  • Michael... stevegt... 2012/03/09 08:23:37
    Michael Hertel
    The coding must be on the outside of the package. No, only can track defective products if you paid for them with credit card or at a store with a discount card service.
  • sick'n'tired PWCM 2012/03/04 15:10:25
    Pointless
    sick'n'tired PWCM
    +1
    More wasted money.
  • Franklin 2012/03/04 15:05:29
    Pointless
    Franklin
    +1
    ...I can see whats coming next , awards based on points for having safe sex and eventually school credits for using condoms . captain condom
  • Subarashi-sa666 2012/03/04 15:01:19
    Pointless
    Subarashi-sa666
    +1
    This is the most worthless thing ever. All it would give you is useless information.
  • Ceri Cat 2012/03/04 08:56:52
    Productive
    Ceri Cat
    +1
    It actually is productive in some ways as it shows the fact they're being used, and makes using condoms a fun thing as well in a weird way. People get to make it into an event, beyond that it also can allow for a bit of profiling on the sorts of places people like to go when they're having fun. I notice a couple in parklands/forest areas, and out on the water, this can also help marketing for the companies for specialist lines for people who like unusual things, ie lubricant that isn't wrecked so easily in the water.
  • Mel 2012/03/04 08:53:49
    Pointless
    Mel
    +1
    What's next? Are they going to track what liquor you buy?
  • Centurion~PWCM~JLA 2012/03/04 07:25:57
    Pointless
    Centurion~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Nobody's business.

    If they have any use at all, we should have QR readers in our doorways. Then the QR code will chirp when someone brings one into my house to date my daughter. It will reveal his less than gentlemanly intentions and give me adequate reason to send him on down the street (unharmed of course).
  • bleep 2012/03/04 07:17:22
  • Katherine 2012/03/04 07:15:05
    Pointless
    Katherine
    +1
    Safest sex is abstinence, or with your spouse.
    This is just taking pride on being voyeuristic.
  • ladyjane 2012/03/04 06:49:11
    Pointless
    ladyjane
    +2
    This is sick! Who would participate in this kind of thing? People have got to start saying NO!
  • barby karring 2012/03/04 06:22:47 (edited)
    Pointless
    barby karring
    Why not just stand there like voyeurs in folks bedrooms. Too much like tracking penises; what's next? "Eyebrow Raised"
  • MissNovemberTuesday 2012/03/04 06:02:03
    Pointless
    MissNovemberTuesday
    +1
    The only data that I think would be worth collecting is where the condoms are distributed. It would give people a better idea of the socio-economic factors in who is getting free condoms. This could help with planning programmes to distribute them to those who need them most. But who cares where they are USED?
  • DavidK 2012/03/04 06:01:54
    Pointless
    DavidK
    +2
    Its a liberal thing...........
  • Centuri... DavidK 2012/03/04 07:27:41
    Centurion~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Democrats, the party of treason and perverts.
  • Adam W 2012/03/04 05:39:48
    Pointless
    Adam W
    That's just kind of creepy. And completely pointless, also.
  • clasact 2012/03/04 05:23:23
    Pointless
    clasact
    Im sure Santorum would find some good in this but unless it can tell to the point if my daughter is haveing sex i dont see what good it is
  • Centuri... clasact 2012/03/04 07:29:00
    Centurion~PWCM~JLA
    I really doubt that Mr. Santorum really cares but even if he does, we can be sure that Bill Clinton cares much more.
  • clasact Centuri... 2012/03/04 11:04:54
    clasact
    unless you have delt with Santorum I wouldnt say that I have that why I did
  • Waiting in the Wings 2012/03/04 05:22:38
    Pointless
    Waiting in the Wings
    Why are we doing this. BTW, that shows where the condoms are, you have no verification that someone has used it.
  • A Pigeon. 2012/03/04 04:44:41
    Pointless
    A Pigeon.
    Yeeeaaah, I'm sorry but there is truly no reason for something like that. I hope our tax dollars were not spent on this
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/03/04 03:58:30
    Pointless
    jackolantyrn356
    Conservatives thios is a jpke to snare thje Conservatives in the more. THe Democrats have the game. Ignore it and gpo tp worl/ Godm I cannot leave your stupid ASSES one minute.
  • Common Sense Conservative 2012/03/04 02:03:09
    Pointless
    Common Sense Conservative
    And 100% idiotic and stupid.
  • Bibliophilic 2012/03/04 01:20:31
    Pointless
    Bibliophilic
    Well, just because they buy it somewhere- doesn't mean that they use it there immediately. It seems silly, but harmless unless personal information has been leaked.
  • ChynaP 2012/03/04 01:09:00
    Pointless
    ChynaP
    +1
    is this really where our tax dollars have gone to?
  • hippietim 2012/03/04 00:44:40
    Productive
    hippietim
    I like it, anonymous exhibition, whatz not 2 like?

    Timothy

    :o)
  • Swampdog PWCM 2012/03/04 00:12:42
    Pointless
    Swampdog PWCM
    Nonsensical question! Keep in mind that these 'free' condoms were produced by the lowest bidder..........in freakin' CHINA! Remember the people who gave us poison toys for our children, and continue to exhibit a nonchalant attitude in anything they export to us?
  • Trish 2012/03/04 00:10:55
    Pointless
    Trish
    Thats just gross.
  • Dr. Schitslinger 2012/03/03 23:35:24
    Pointless
    Dr. Schitslinger
    I think we need someone to track all the used condoms people leave laying around!
  • BlueRepublican 2012/03/03 23:20:11
    Pointless
    BlueRepublican
    Oh, wait I thought it said CONGRESS tracker not condom. Ooops!!
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/03/03 23:17:51
    Pointless
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    This is a flipping joke, right?!!
  • Chris- Demon of the PHAET 2012/03/03 22:59:20
    Pointless
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    +1
    As well as tacky and stupid.
  • El Prez 2012/03/03 22:18:50
    Pointless
    El Prez
    +3
    Just a gimmick to promote their point of view. Interesting idea but most people don't want their dick shield tracked. What I want to know was who was the guy who went all the way to Yakima to get laid?
  • Pixie·Ÿ... El Prez 2012/03/03 22:56:35
  • El Prez Pixie·Ÿ... 2012/03/04 21:45:27
    El Prez
    And the guy way out on the Olympic Peninsula? That's a long way to go for nookie. But good luck to them all.
  • Pixie·Ÿ... El Prez 2012/03/04 21:53:36
  • Franklin El Prez 2012/03/04 15:02:38
    Franklin
    at 20 I have seen guys go farther than that ....LOL

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