Johannesburg: As part of a new safe-sex initiative, the Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (SMI) launched an app called Provligget or Test Nooky on Tuesday allowing users to sleep with mean film directors, socialites or one of their Facebook friends.
The app allows users to “test sex” with a range of fantasy characters, ranging from a personal trainer, to an unfaithful woman, to a handyman, all portrayed by more or less famous Swedish actors.
“The focus is on condom use... We’re trying to get this issue on the agenda,” News24 quoted Karin Raagsjoe, who came up for the idea for the app for SMI, as saying.
Once users make their choice, they are asked if they want to use a condom, and then to record their own moaning and groaning, which is then mixed with the sexually elated voice of their character of choice.
The whole time messages pop up to ask things like “Did you know that people who suggest using a condom are seen as confident and considerate?” and “Did you know Swedes are among the worst in the world at using a condom?”
If none of the 11 characters tickle the user’s fancy, they can also choose to send a request to one of their Facebook friends asking if they are up for a test fling.
“The two of you can then mix your voices together,” Raagsjoe said,
Raagsjoe insisted that the app was a fun way to raise awareness and get people to visit the www.knulldeluxe.se website, which for instance provides condom-use tips and information on where to get tested for sexually transmittable diseases.
“Swedes are bad at using condoms,” she said
She said that the new app was aimed to get young people thinking and talking about their sex habits.
“It is really hard to reach this group with the message of condom use,” she said.
“And people are also a bit shy. In the north we are known for being open about sex, but it is still hard to bring up the issue of using a condom.
“It is very intimate, and it can be hard if you don’t make it a habit ... sort of like wearing a bike helmet,” she added.