Condom machine installed with breathalyzer to prevent drunken mistakes
By Jack McIlroy Reid on Thursday, January 28, 2016
Imagine going on a night out with your mum and her telling you who you can and can’t kiss. This is like that.
‘Beer Goggles’ is something everyone has experienced. After a tequila or ten we’ve all made the odd bad decision and spent the night someone we wouldn’t normally and woke up the next day full of hangover and full of regret.
Match.com has come up with the solution and is trialling the ‘Johnny Be Good’ condom machine in ‘The Brass Monkey’ in London’s Victoria.
The premise is very simple. Should someone try and buy a condom they will first have to breathe into a breathalyzer which will determine how drunk they are. If the machine decides that you have had enough to possibly lead you into making a bad life decision then it will not sell you a condom.
This funny stunt has performed well nationally and although some people have taken it all too seriously suggesting that it is promoting unsafe sex most people have understood the humorous premise that you should in fact use Match.com instead of going out, getting drunk and bowing your head on the walk of shame the following day.