New York City Launches Mobile Phone App For Free Condoms

02/14/2011 10:57 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Need a condom? If you live in New York City, there's an app for that!

The city's health department announced today that you can find free condoms using a new mobile app. The release of the "NYC Condom Finder" app coincided with Valentine's Day, also National Condom Awareness Day.

"NYC Condom Finder [is] a free smartphone application designed to locate the five nearest New York City venues that distribute free NYC Condoms. The application allows users to determine their location through either global positioning system (GPS) technology on their smartphone or by manually entering an address. The application also provides specific directions to each venue (the user can choose from walking, driving or public transportation directions), the hours of operation for each location, the types of safer sex products available and helpful tips on condom usage."

"We want New York City to be the safest city in the world to have sex," said the city's Assistant Health Commissioner Dr. Monica Sweeney. "A lot of people come here for that, so we want them to practice safer sex."

For the past five years, New York City has given out an average of three million condoms per month, Reuters reports.