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Searching for a Condom, There’s an App for That!
Who’d have thunk it? Technology advances the safer sex agenda. Thanks to the NYC Department of Health a free Smartphone application helps locals locate the nearest venues that distribute free Condoms. This new service is still only a NYC application but we think it’s a darn good one.
It works by allowing users to determine their location through either global positioning system (GPS) technology on their Smartphone or by manually entering an address. The application provides directions to each venue (the user can choose from walking, driving or public transportation directions), the hours of operation for each location, the types of safer sex products available and helpful tips on condom usage.
To download the NYC Condom Finder application, New Yorkers with Android or Apple mobile phones should search for ‘NYC Condom’ in the Android Market or the iPhone App Store on their respective devices. The NYC Condom Facebook page will also have information about how to download the application.
“The NYC Condom Finder is a useful tool to ensure that New Yorkers have access to free condoms wherever they are in the city,” said Dr. Thomas Farley, New York City Health Commissioner. Using a condom every time you have sex protects you and your partner from contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Condoms also prevent unintended pregnancy.