“Apple’s iPhone will now let people track exactly how often, when and how they have sex,” Andrew Griffin reports for The Independent.
“As part of new “reproductive health” tracking features, Apple has added an option for ‘Sexual Activity,'” Griffin reports. “When users click on it, they can enter information on whether protection was used as well as the date and time.”
Griffin reports, “They can then share that information with other apps, and Apple stressed in its event that it will be kept private unless users opt to share it.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Hmm, Show on Headboard… er, Dashboard, or not?
Seriously, “Sexual Activity” is part of iOS 9’s Health app’s “Reproductive Health” section which also includes “Basal Body Temperature,” “Cervical Mucus Quality,” “Menstruation,” “Ovulation Test Result,” and “Spotting.”
don’t worry. You can monitor your viagra consumption and results too.
The Walrus of love just turned in his grave!!! 🙂
What if the two partners’ activity don’t match? Hmm…
There should be a field to indicate which partner and achievements that can be linked with various Kama Sutra apps.
Its this kind of feedback and tracking that makes an activity even more fun.
What I really need is a way for me to have my wife’s iPhone tell her that tonight would be a good night for some fun!
There’s an app for that: Romance.
I would take the watch off and stick with the tried and true analog method. Another notch in the bed post.
Totally a smart idea to keep a log in your phone about whether or not you used a condom. What could possibly go wrong?
cool iPhone now knows
if I took the pill or if he is wearing a rain coat
Yeah, keep your log in your condom!
I have trouble fitting the condom over the new iPhone 6 Plus. Now that I’ve got it, what do I do with it?
With all the sophomoric jokes and innuendo, we may forget that there are people for whom it would be extremely valuable if they had this information available to give to their doctor.
When you’re treating infertility, or planning/hoping to conceive, having this information can be extremely helpful. Together with the data regarding monthly cycle, it may provide some insights, as well as some answers, for those struggling to start a family.
Great post Predrag, yes after all the jokes and innuendos there is a VERY serious side to this. Like you say, fertility treatment will benefit massively from this kind of data.
Exactly, Predrag. For people doing in vitro fertilization or embryo donation this information is vital. This capability in the watch would make the necessary record keeping and note taking so much simpler. The sophomoric jokes completely miss the fact that this is literally a life-giving technology for families trying to overcome infertility.
I think people know, it’s just some of us have low self-control. The headline just begged for this stuff.
Does this app have an Apple Watch app to go with it? Which hand do I wear the watch on when I don’t have a partner?
Our sophomoric jokes aren’t in ignorance of the very beneficial uses for recording this data, it’s in recognition that this data could be used in many other productive means (“Honey, your iPhone says you do NOT have a headache!”).
Wow, tracking sexual activity, a woman’s period. Now all the iOS needs is the ability to track water boarding schedules and rectal feeding requirements and it will be the NSA, FBI, CIA, ah heck the whole USA’s wet dream.
Way to go Apple!
In other news, Google claims that Android was doing this first by accessing the built-in microphone and camera.
Does it use the Accelerometer?
Heart rate monitor from the watch too.
If you strap your Apple Watch to the right place.
Funny how the puritans at Apple allow this, but balk at porn. Hypocrites.
When were the Puritans anti-sex? Anti-adultery and fornication (sex pre-marriage), maybe. They were rabbits!
You think sexual and reproductive health issues are the same as porn? Really??
In any event, it’s very easy to get porn on any apple device. You use a browser (such as Safari – pre-installed on all Apple devices) to access this thing called the internet.
I’m gonna have to carry extra chargers and longer cables. Battery is gonna get a huge hit from this. lol
Just get a yank band, they charge while you have sex with yourself
iPhone users do it with multi-touch.
Does it matter which hand the watch is on?
HEADLINE: WRONG —
Paragraph correct .. “Apple’s iPhone will now let people track exactly how often, when and how they have sex,” Andrew Griffin reports for The Independent.
PEOPLE do the tracking, not the iPhone. It’s called DATA ENTRY.
Is MDN drunk again ?