We should all be aware of the importance of condoms for preventing sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancy, but the development of the i.Con Smart Condom, which promises to calculate calories burned during sex, as well as detecting signs of STIs, may help us to improve our knowledge about our sexual health.
A new development in wearable technology
Although called a smart condom, it isn’t really a condom at all. Instead, the i.Con smart condom is a reusable and rechargeable ring, which will fit comfortably over a condom and sit at the base of the penis. British Condoms, the Nottinghamshire based designers and manufacturers, claim it’s so lightweight that men will forget it’s there.
Receiving a lot of interest already, the company currently have already had over 100,000 individuals expressing their interest in the product, which is expected to retail for £59.99.
How the i.Con smart condom works
Using sensors and a nano-chip, the smart condom will monitor sexual positions, duration and thrust speed, and relay those pieces of information via Bluetooth to an app on your smartphone. From there, you will be able to thoroughly inspect your sexual performance and it’ll also be able to show you how you compare in the bedroom to people from all around the world also using the technology.
The importance of maintaining sexual health
Sexually transmitted infections can be unpleasant and uncomfortable, but they may also develop into something more serious if appropriate treatment isn’t sought quickly. A simple test for chlamydia, for example, such as those provided here https://www.checkurself.org.uk/order-a-test-kit/, is easy to complete and if you do test positive, there is so much advice on what to do next and where to go for easily accessible treatments. This NHS article, for example, contains a wealth of information on the symptoms of various STIs, so you won’t have to suffer with any uncomfortable symptoms any longer.
Your GP, local sexual health clinic or pharmacist will be able to provide you with personalised advice about any area of your sexual health, with anything you tell them remaining strictly confidential. If you have any concerns, no matter how insignificant you may think they are, remember that accessing the right information from qualified professionals will always help to put your mind at rest.