Sex News: Tinder Select, Syphilis Map, & Condom Ring Wearable

by Lola Byrd on March 13, 2017

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Do famous people use Tinder? I have a feeling Colin Farrell would totally swipe right if he came across my profile. Just kidding, I’m not on Tinder. I’m old school, I like to pick people up off the street. You’re much less likely to meet a psycho that way.

Tinder has been operating a members-only version of the platform called Tinder Select, which is meant to serve only the elite users on the app, including CEOs, super models, and other hyper-attractive/upwardly affluent types.

One source who was using the app said it’s “for celebrities and people who do really well on Tinder.”

It appears that Tinder has invited people to the platform, some of whom have the ability to ‘nominate’ others. But those who were nominated can’t nominate anyone else, which prevents the members-only layer of the app from spreading uncontrollably. It’s unclear exactly how Tinder decides who gets invited and who doesn’t, but the common thread among those on the Select app is that they’re generally attractive and relatively high-profile.

Gross. A select version for the rich and pretty people?! Make me barf already.

Where did syphilis come from? Well, if you asked a Frenchman about the disease back in the day, he’d tell you it was the Italian Disease — while an Italian would insist it was actually the French Disease (as would a Spaniard). Meanwhile, the Portuguese had a pretty good idea who was to blame for the affliction: the Spanish.

And so it went on and on, as illustrated by this hilarious map showing what syphilis was called before it was known as “syphilis.”

Damn the French and their crotch rotting diseases!

The i.Con Smart Condom, which is actually a ring that fits over your regulation jacket, was first announced last year and is now available to pre-order and claims to be the world’s first device of its kind.

So what does it actually measure? Well, according to the folks over at British Condoms, the device will clear up any queries you have regarding thrust velocity and pace, how many calories you’ve burned, skin temperature and girth.

And just in case you have trouble with the ever-tricky areas of counting and short-term memory, the wearable will also let you know how many positions you managed to get through and, well, how many times you’ve just had sex.

If that wasn’t enough information displayed on the companion app, there’s also a competitive element involved, with your stats being stacked against the rest of the world — a great move for those looking to rapidly drain their self-esteem.

i.Con is not a great name. I feel like I’m about to be conned into having sex with someone.

Follow Lola Byrd on Twitter @misslolabyrd

  • There’s a dating app that’s just for celebrities called Raya

    • That makes more sense. Who wants to date normal people when you’re a celebrity?

      • It’s filled with the likes of Fred Durst and David Spade though

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    All i know is, porn stars use normal tinder, so who cares about rich bitch tinder.

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