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i.Con: Smart condom 2.0 tracks performance during sex

Posted on : by : Derrick Wallace


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Everybody knows that sex can be especially exhausting for men. However, the idea of determining the fitness data around his best piece of clothing has not yet come to anyone. Now this is changing abruptly when a British manufacturer releases a completely new type of condom, the “i.Con”, which is supposed to comprehensively track the performance during sex.

Tracking for the perfect sex
With the newly developed device from a British manufacturer, it will be possible in future to have one’s own sexual activity monitored. With the product called “i.Con”, the user’s fitness data is tracked during sexual intercourse. In this way, calorie consumption, the number and speed of the blows as well as skin temperature and the circumference of the best piece are measured. The device also stores the frequency of sexual intercourse. The recording of different body positions, however, is only available in the beta version for the time being.

According to the manufacturer, the “i.Con” should help couples to improve their sex life. The application is very easy. Although the device does not function as a direct condom substitute, it can be easily attached to the condom. It is a ring that can be put over the condom. The user also receives the information obtained via a smartphone app which communicates wirelessly with the “i.Con”.

The “i.Con” should even be able to inform the user about sexually transmitted diseases. This allegedly works as follows: A built-in filter that changes monthly to detect different antibodies. If the antigens are so-called STI diseases, the user is then sent a message on his smartphone. However, it is currently still highly questionable whether the device really works. At any rate, some experts have their considerable doubts.

Expert views sex performance tracker critically
The Techbook website recently interviewed an expert on the “i.Con”. Prof. Dr. Norbert H. Brockmeyer, researcher at the Ruhr-University Bochum in the fields of dermatology, venerology and allergology, is very critical of the invention: “The manufacturer does not comment on the sensitivity of the device. Depending on the sensitivity of the measurement, a clear analysis is therefore impossible. This could give the user a false sense of security. In addition, there are infections that do not occur directly on the genitals. These cannot be detected by the ring. The important thing is that the device feigns a false sense of security, which rather increases the risk of infection.

The “iCon” is scheduled to be released later this year at a price of approximately 65 euros. However, there is not yet a concrete date for the start of sales. However, it is already possible to register for pre-ordering. As can be seen from the expert’s opinion, however, it is extremely questionable whether the device can really do what the manufacturer promises.