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Saturday, June 27, 2015

London Students Create ‘Smart’ Condoms That Glow In the Dark To Indicate If a Person Has a STD

Ilford, United Kingdom – Three students from London’s Issac Newton Academy are helping to create a cleaner sexual environment.

Muaz Nawaz, Daanyaal Ali and Chirag Shah are creating what will be known as the “smart” condom called the “S.T.EYE,” The Independent reports.

This condom could possibly revolutionize how people can detect if they have a sexually transmitted disease without even getting tested.

“We wanted to make something that make detecting harmful STI’s (sexually transmitted infections) safer than ever before, so that people can take immediate action in the privacy of their own homes without the invasive procedures at the doctors,” Daanyaal Ali told The Independent.

The condoms glow a different color in the dark if an STD is detected. Reports show that the condom uses a built-in-indicator that changes color when a bacteria or infection is detected. 
  • Green may indicate chlamydia
  • Yellow for herpes
  • Purple for human papillomavirus
  • Blue for syphilis

This condom creation earned the teens the top innovation prize at the Teen Tech Awards. They also received money and a trip to Buckingham Palace.

According to reports, the condom is not available yet, it is just a concept for now.

The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention says ways to help prevent STD's are through condoms, reducing number of sex partners, abstinence, mutual monogamy and vaccination.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Rent U Class in Los Angeles: Escorting 101 – The Basics June 24th

Rent University (Rent U) is a series of workshops for men in the sex industry about a range of subjects that encourage working smart and staying safe. Classes are led by industry leaders with an understanding about the sex industry, while roundtables are peer-led discussions. Registration is free (donations are accepted).


Rent U Class in Los Angeles: Escorting 101 – The Basics

Rent U Class

June 24, 2015: 4-5:30PM in West Hollywood


Are you new to the industry or a seasoned professional? Come by our RentUinLA class: Rentboy 101 – West Hollywood edition. We’ll discuss the basic ins and outs of the industry, how to make the most of your time and advertisements, as well as screening tips and more! Share your experiences, ask questions and learn some new strategies to work smarter. Led by an industry professional with over 7 years of experience, this class will mark the relaunch of our #RentUinLA schedule. Check back for new classes monthly!

Instructor: Danny Cruz, Experienced Escort

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Low Down:

What’s the deal with JackThreads?

We started JackThreads because we were sick and tired of wading through an endless ocean of crap to find the stuff that we'd actually be proud to own. We believe that looking great and feeling better shouldn't be a chore, and that a standout suit for your 9-5 shouldn't force you to get a second job from 5-9. So everyday we feature a broad range of products that we can really stand behind. Daily drops of new curated collections from the brands you love, a seemingly never-ending feed of limited-run collaborations from mega brands and up-and-coming designers alike, and a growing stable of private label product we're building from the ground up that you can't find anywhere else.

How we got here.
Flashback to 2008, and you’d see a very different JackThreads than you’ll find today. We started as a flash sale site exclusively focused on selling brands' overstocked gear at rock bottom prices. While value is still inherent in everything we do, we've evolved the JackThreads experience beyond exclusively off-priced goods and tripled-down on our commitment to customer service and customer experience. We'll still shock you with our commitment to amazing prices, but not because we think you're cheap. We just think that taking some risks with your style is something that every guy should feel comfortable doing.

Where we're going.
We're really proud of all that we've accomplished, but we've got a lot more work to do. This year we've invested lots of time, energy (and moolah!) into improving every piece of our customer experience. From breaking new brands, to launching an editorial team to highlight the trials and tribulations of looking and being awesome, to improving customer service and shipping policies, we're always trying to get better. So sign up for our daily email to keep up to date on all our most recent drops, follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, and check out our brother companies Thrillist and Supercompressor. And buy some shit!