'I Just Made Love' App Lets Users Track Their Sexual Encounters
Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn: If documenting your thoughts, meals, jobs and latest party-going isn't holding your interest the way it once did, a new app could spice things up. The "I Just Made Love" app allows you to do exactly what the name suggests: announce your latest sexual encounter to the world. (The app's tagline? "Tell the world! ... make everybody jealous!")
And there's more: The new tool, which is available for both Android and iPhone, also lets you log-in and put a GPS marker on the location of your latest tryst.
(Scroll down to see screenshots of the app in action.)
When logging their lovin', users can select location tags such as outdoor, indoor, in a car or on a boat. Unfortunately, there's no Usher-style "love in this club" tag, but it is possible to choose "love positions" (depicted using stick figures in these various positions), select your gender and sexual orientation, indicate whether you used protection and leave general comments. Although it might seem logical to include some feedback and constructive criticism for one's partner in the comments section, users seem to prefer less verbose responses such as "Home," "Awesome," "Cool" and "WHAAAM."
The "I Just Made Love" website also features a Love Counter which tracks total trysts logged. Visitors can view a world map which tracks where users are logging from the sex they just had. The biggest hub seems to be Eastern Europe, where there are currently 54,879 markers. 26,137 "love acts" have been recorded in the midwestern United States, while 10,436 have been logged from the northeastern states. The overall counter is currently at 201,049 and that number will only increase as more people use the app. The Daily Mail reported that the Android version alone has been downloaded 10,000 times.
The app comes on the coattails of other technological ventures centered around dating and casual connection. Most online dating sites now have phone apps and October saw the release of Blendr, a straight version of Grindr, the app that allows gay users to GPS-locate and proposition people nearby who have similar sexual experiences in mind. And new, female-only social network, Luluvise lets members rate men they've dated based on a number of factors -- including skills in the bedroom. Luluvise doesn't have an app, but it does highlight the willingness and desire of individuals to put their sex lives out there.
Over at Gizmodo, Jesus Diaz asked (rhetorically?) -- why anyone would use this app:
Why would anyone want to click that big "Tell the World ... make everybody jealous!" button? WHY?
In a world of sexting scandals, internet sex tapes and YouPorn, is the fact that many, many people already have really that surprising?