There’s a new way to document your most private moments in the bedroom. A British company has created a “smart condom” that records intimate information about the man who wears it during sexual activity. Dubbed the i.Con, the device detects sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and sends detailed information about the romp to the wearer’s smartphone.
The i.Con is not actually a condom. It’s a ring that fits over the condom at the base of a man’s penis and can be used over and over again. It records the following information: calories burned; number, speed and velocity of thrusts; duration and frequency of sexual sessions; skin temperature; and girth measurement. Following BETA testing, it will also record the different positions a man uses.
“It’s here and it’s beautiful. We wanted the i.Con to look refined, non-intrusive and lightweight – the finished article is nothing short of any of those things,” Adam Leverson, lead engineer for the i.Con Smart Condom told Metro.
“There’s a lot of tech packed into the i.Con and for us to be able to deliver it in such a way that there is absolutely no hindrance to the user was our main goal – and I think we have gone above and beyond with the i.Con to make sure of this.”
The i.Con is waterproof and is made to fit men of all sizes: The website notes: “The band adjustment will allow you to flex the ring to the correct size for you ensuring maximum comfort.”
As a bonus, the band also lights up.
“It’s truly the next step in wearable tech and we believe we have pioneered a product that will not only bring an extra element of fun into the bedroom but will also help indicate potential STI’s present as well as prevent condom slippage, a leading cause of unplanned pregnancy in the UK,” explained John Simmons, a spokesperson for British Condoms.
Over 900,000 people have reportedly contacted British Condoms expressing their interest in the product. The i.Con will be sold in Britain starting in January 2018.
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