Health Dept Launches NYC Condom Finder App
IF you’re a sexually active teen, you know you should be having protected sex, right? Well, if you live in New York City, scoring free condoms just got easier. The NYC Department of Health just launched an app (on Valentines Day no less) that points iPhone and Android users to city venues that give out free rubbers. After typing an address in the The NYC Condom Finder, the app will display five of the closest places that dispense free condoms and provide walking and driving directions to those locations. There are 1,000 clinics, community centers and shops in five boroughs that are stocked with condoms to handout.
Last year, the NYC Dept of Health gave away 36 million free condoms to city dwellers and it hopes to provide the service to even more people this year. Not everyone is excited about the expansion or the program itself–some think it encourages sex among teens.
It seems that making safer sex tools available doesn’t make having sex an easier thing to do–it just makes having safer sex an easier thing to execute for those who are already sexually active, no?
What do you think? Does an app like this make you or your friends more prone to engaging sexual activity?