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Sex app launched for 'unsafe' Swedish youth

Sex app launched for 'unsafe' Swedish youth

Published: 19 Jun 2012 14:21 GMT+02:00
Updated: 19 Jun 2012 14:21 GMT+02:00

The test is an initiative of the Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (Smittskyddsinstitutet) and the the National Council for Coordination of HIV Prevention (Nationella hivrådet) and pits users against one another in a session of virtual sex.

“With summer’s seductively long nights, short shorts and bright days - the opportunity for brief encounters grows too. Maybe under the sky, maybe home in bed as usual,” wrote the Knull De Luxe (literally: Fuck deluxe) website, which is running the campaign.

“Wherever, whenever and with whomever, we want to remind everyone to use condoms. Sweden is actually almost the worst country in the world when it comes to condoms, and this is a trend we think is worth reversing.”

According to the site, many young Swedes find it embarrassing to discuss the use of condoms and this has led to an increasing level of unsafe sex in the country.

The goal of the Institute is to help young Swedes "dare" to bring up the subject, in a time where safe sex has become a decreasing trend.

Gonorrhea cases in young Swedes shot up 13 percent in 2011 compared with the previous year, nowhere more so than among young women who live in the city, wrote the Institute in a statement.

Cases of chlamydia infections have also risen since 2010.

The app is available online, as well as on Facebook, and allows people to match themselves with friends on Facebook or with characters such as “the faker”, “the cheater” or the “summer fling”.

Through virtual interaction, the user is then able to simulate a sexual experience.

The website also lists details for how and where to test for sexually transmitted infections.

TT/The Local/og


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Your comments about this article

15:34 June 19, 2012 by gpafledthis
No name & shame ? Well the city is malmo !! The STD capital of Scand. or so I've told !! Did ya hear 50m under malmo is viking loot ! Finders keepers !
18:48 June 19, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
#1: you need professional help.
22:31 June 19, 2012 by dizzymoe33
No glove, No love!!! Wrap if you don't want it to fall off or worse spend the rest of your life taking care of a kid you don't want. Get a clue people.
18:25 June 20, 2012 by Delwar
nice story
23:43 June 20, 2012 by embil
Good for them.
17:03 June 25, 2012 by Achilles7
If Sweden truly wanted to decrease STDs and unwanted pregnancies, it would be running a campaign encouraging the young to refrain from sexual intercourse unless in a fully committed, loving relationship.

But no doubt that would be seen as far too conservative and stuffy for the gloriously liberal country that Sweden is.
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