'Smart Condom' Tracks Nitty Gritty of Your Sex Life

Penis ring tracks performance details for download
By Lilla Ross,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2017 6:14 PM CST
Updated Mar 4, 2017 6:17 PM CST
The 'smart condom' i.Con comes with an app and a recharger and will cost $74 when it hits the market this year.   (British Condoms)

(Newser) – Sexting may be about to rise to a whole new level with the introduction of what is being billed as the first "smart condom." The i.Con—think of it as a FitBit for the penis, per the Sun—tracks the particulars of each sexual encounter and lets users download the data to their phones and share it. It uses a nanochip and sensors embedded in an adjustable condom ring that measures penis size and tracks things like the number and velocity of thrusts, skin temperature, and calories burned. UK manufacturer British Condoms says it will also be able to detect STDs, reports Mashable, though the website points out that the latter claim is still being tested.

The company is currently taking pre-orders but isn't accepting payments until a release date in 2017 is finalized. So far, the i.Con is available only in the United Kingdom, but the company says distribution will go global if demand is high enough. The ring would cost about $74 in US money. The i.Con has the potential to open a bold new frontier for hackers, but British Condoms promises that "all data will be kept anonymous"—unless users themselves decide to share it, reports CNET. (Read more condoms stories.)

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