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A new social media site encourages sex partners to kiss, wear a condom, and tell. is the place to go for those with a sudden post-coital urge to declare they've just used a condom. (It's a common feeling, no doubt.)

The website is the brainchild of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, the Atlantic Wire reports. Its slogan: "Sex that safe, should be shared."

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As part of the campaign, Planned Parenthood is giving out condoms with QR-coded wrappers that users can scan to post their location online after the act.

The website is a digital version of notches on the bedpost, except the bragging rights only go so far. Posts are anonymous and locations are approximated to protect privacy, though users can send posts to Facebook and Twitter.

Here's a recent entry on the website's used-condom map:

"A 30 something guy and a girl whose relationship is just for fun and have already talked about safer sex and STDs used a condom in the bedroom to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. It was ah-maz-ing – rainbows exploded and mountains trembled."

The description sounds spontaneous, but a closer look reveals that posts are generated according to selections from a pull-down menu.

Options in the "I use condoms" field include "to help the love last longer" and "because my partner tells me to." Options to describe the sex include "Great - Can't wait for round 2."

Judging by the website's map, proud condom users are somehow clustered in the Seattle. But there are a couple of Vancouver entries, including:

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"30 something guy and a girl whose relationship is non-existent and have already talked about safer sex and STDs used a condom on the beach because no one wants an STD. It was things can only improve from here."

In a blurb on the website, Planned Parenthood insists: "You should be proud to wear protection. Especially when you consider that more than half of us will get a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) at some point in our lives."

But with posts this scripted, it's tough to imagine an audience for this kind of oversharing.

Talk about empty boasts.

What do you think of a social media site for condom users? Hot or not?

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Adriana Barton is based in The Globe and Mail’s Vancouver bureau. Her article on growing up with counterculture parents is published in a McGraw-Hill anthology, right after an essay by Margaret Atwood. She wishes her last name didn’t start with B. More

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