- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A British company has developed a “smart device” for sex that measures male performance, calculates calories burns and can detect common sexually transmitted infections, the Daily Mail reported.

The i.Con Smart Condom by British Condoms isn’t a condom at all — but a small ring that is placed at the base of the penis. It has a nanochip and Bluetooth capability that track a number of statistics including duration of sex, speed and number of thrusts and girth measurements.

An actual condom must still be worn to protect against STI’s and pregnancy. The sex tracker doesn’t appear to collect data on the female experience of intercourse.

It’s rechargeable and water resistant for cleaning. Data is available to the user and is uploaded anonymously to a larger database — but users have the option of sharing it with their social media.

It also can record different positions and calories burned, the company claims on its website, while the Daily Mail reported it added an extra feature to detect chlamydia and syphilis.

“Not only have we innovated the world’s first smart condom ring — that’ll measure pretty much every aspect of performance in the bedroom — but now I’m pleased to confirm that it will also have built-in indicators to alert the users to any potential STIs present,” lead engineer Adam Leverson reportedly told the British paper.

Around 90,000 people have pre-ordered the $80 sex tracker from British Condoms, which has an adjustable size and can be worn multiple times, the Daily Mail reported.

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