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This is the world’s first ‘smart condom’ which can track your thrusts and detect STIs

Thursday, 03 August 2017

But does it also provide pre- and post-diagnosis counseling? From Metro.co.uk, Miranda Larbi reports.

This is the world’s first ‘smart condom’ which can track your thrusts and detect STIs

(Picture: British Condoms/Metro.co.uk)

To read the complete article by Miranda Larbi, visit Metro.co.uk, here.

Imagine meeting someone in a bar. The drinks are flowing, the chemistry is popping, and you decide to throw caution to the wind by going home with them. Just before you get down and dirty, you whip out your trusty condom and make them put it on. You also give them a condom ring to stick on top. They think you’re a bit OTT but they’re too far gone to question you.

Suddenly that ring tells you that the bloke you’re about to bed is riddled with STIs. One fake emergency phone call later, and you’re trundling home in an over-priced Uber rather than schlepping to a GUM clinic the next morning. Thank God for that trusty ring. If only we all had one of them.

Well, soon you’ll be able to because this week, British Condoms unveiled the first ‘smart condom’ that will not only record your sexual performance but

‘Not only have we innovated the world’s first Smart Condom Ring that’ll measure pretty much every aspect of performance in the bedroom, but now I’m pleased to confirm that it will also have built-in indicators to alert the users to any potential STIs present,’ says Adam Leverson, lead engineer on the project.

As well as telling you what diseases you’ve picked up, the condom ring will monitor calories burnt, the number of thrusts, girth measurements and duration of intercourse – and all that data will be transferable to your smartphone.

While that sounds pretty creepy (you know Patrick Bateman would have studied all his conquests on such an app), the STI element could mean people identifying any infections earlier.

To read the complete article by Miranda Larbi, visit Metro.co.uk, here.

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