Don't get me wrong. I appreciate that they're trying to make people proud of their condom use. That's a good thing. I also appreciate that their choices for individual and partner gender are reasonably inclusive. However, I find the whole concept more than a bit bizarre. I'm not offended by it. I'm just not convinced that the average sexually active person on the street wants to go look at a map of where people have had protected sex. I also have no idea who, other than a sex educator, would want to submit to it. Has our society really grown that fond of exhibitionism?
Boggling aside, I think that such a map, once generated, could be a great tool for public health education. You could use it to show people across the country that couples in their neighborhoods are saying they have hot, safer sex and hopefully encourage them to the same. In theory, the map could also be a tool for research, but I'd personally be pretty hesitant about trusting the data. The amount of information requested probably discourages repeated creation of fake events, but I wouldn't be surprised if many people post just for fun. Not that that's a bad thing. If people think it's fun to make up places they've had safe sex, maybe they'll also decide it's fun to have it.
Still, the site is worth checking out, if for no other reason than they've created an awesome condom font. I desperately want a copy for my very own.