Social Media is the move right now for EVERYONE! I’m always intrigued by seeing businesses promote their social media profiles and I just love QR Codes, anything to make it easy for me to connect with you is a plus! I was surprised to see a QR Code on a condom promoting a campaign designed by Planned Parenthood for safe sex. So… Where Did You Wear It? Is a geolocation based web site that allows you to check in anonymously and answer a few questions regarding where you actually are (ex: the car, the bathroom, on the beach, hotel room etc.) and who you’re with (ex: a boyfriend, a girlfriend, a homey lover friend, I just met them etc.) to be proud of wearing protection. I honestly think some of the statistics are recorded and used for research data and it’s appealing to young people.
Planned Parenthood Facts: Condoms are 98% effective in preventing pregnancy. More than half of us will get an STD at some point in our lives, but condoms reduce the risk. If you go to Where Did You Wear it? you are able to anonymously “check-in” your safer sex activity. Checking in will place a marker on a map plus or minus 1000 feet from the designated location. No address or names are captured. Be Proud To Wear Protection! It’s a fun way to report that safer sex happens and helps remove stigmas about condom use. 1 out of 2 sexually active people under 25 will get a STD, discussion about condom use has never been more important. (Taken from the Where Did You Wear it Brochure)
As an adult, this website doesn’t appeal to me because it’s hard enough to try and remember to check-in on Foursquare and I check-in because you can unlock deals, specials, coupons and rack up points! I don’t think in the heat of the moment I’m going to stop so I can check-in to let everyone know I’m having safe sex! However, as a young adult I think it works! More and more teenagers are having sex at a younger age, and they actually plan (sometimes) when and where they’re going to have sex. The teenage pregnancy rate has dropped a little but still remains a huge issue not to mention spreading HIV and STD’s. I think this is a great concept to promote safe sex! Let’s not forget that abstinence is still an option with no side effects! I did a poll with a few teenagers to see if they’d use the Where Did You Wear It? website to check-in and they all said YES! I really wasn’t surprised! For more information head over to Where Did You Wear it?
So, what do you think of this type of social media website? Are you a parent of teens? Would you be an advocate for this site to teens having sex? Would you use this website as an adult having safe sex? Tell me your thoughts, I want to know!