Okay, so theses funky little Qr codes are showing up everywhere these day, so should it really come as a surprise that there are some printed on condom wrappers? Probably not, but what may come as a bit of a shock is why they are there… no, they don’t take you to a tutorial on how to use them, or a website touting the efficacy of using condoms to prevent unwanted pregnancies or sexually transmitted diseases, all valid ideas. Nope, these QR codes let you track where you did it… and how it was.
Welcome to www.wheredidyouwearit.com, allowing people everywhere to track the location of their latest encounter and rate the experience as well. Think of it as Foursquare and Wheres Waldo combined. Of course at this point we know very well where Waldo is, now don’t we?
Anyway, the point of the codes and accompanying website is to send a message of safe sex awareness using folks who are already comfortable with both social media and their sexuality. Everyone should know that lots of people are having safe sex and are darn proud of it. That’s the plan anyway, and of course they hope people start talking about it, and that they have accomplished… so let’s go everybody…lets get sex out of the bedroom and onto the computer where it belongs! Wait. Again, I really have nowhere to go with this.
So in checking the website stats, at this writing ”check-ins” have come in from 48 out of 50 states, and from six continents, isn’t that special? Not surprising that condom manufactures have expressed a keen interest in adding the codes to their products. So if you too have safe sex and are proud, log on and let us know. Me? I’m gonna read a book.