The Fitbit for your man bits
Technology has already integrated itself in most aspects of our lives, but is the bedroom one step too far?
The latest wearable technology is calling itself “The world's first smart condom." Created by British Condoms, the i.Con isn't a condom at all. It is a ring that slides over any normal condom and then sits at the base of the penis to track all sorts of data. Have you ever wondered how many calories you’ve burned or many thrusts your making per session? The i.Con can measure your speed, duration, girth, and even how many positions you use in a week, a month or a year.
The i.Con connects via bluetooth to your smart phone or computer, where you can download your data and share it if you wish with your friends and even compare yourself to the world.
This device is still in the final stages of testing but has already received mixed reviews. Some worry that it will cause confidence issues, whilst others feel it will provide the sexually unsatisfied with evidence to torture their under performing partners with. As a society, we can forget “Penis Pics." Now we have to face penis status updates.
But on the flip side, the i.Con may also have the power to break taboos, changing the way we think and talk about sex. This innovation could help us understand our sexual performance better than ever. It could provide us with the essential information to increase our awareness about sexual health. The i.Con also claims to identify whether or not your partner has a STD, thus could help the spreading of sexual disease.
So, what do you think? Will the i.Con cause too much sexual competition and bruise too many egos? Or will it lubricate open and honest conversations about what happens between the sheets?