Grindr wants to get you off (and maybe on PrEP)

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Grindr is pretty good at getting you laid. It can also get you an STD. So while you scroll through those sexy Grindr chests, makers of the app want you to know they are big fans of PrEP.

Which might seem a little ironic. You know, a location-based app geared for getting you off concerning itself with safe sex and now PrEP, the newest effort provoking cheers and jeers among gay men for turning a daily dose of Truvada into an effective way to prevent HIV.

So don't think of those PrEP pop up ads as a cock block. Think of it as Grindr thinking of you, your cock and coming back for more.

When quizzed by Buzzfeed about PrEP, Grindr offered this:

“As the largest gay network with more than 5 million active monthly users, Grindr is a powerful platform to raise awareness on important issues for the gay community around the world.

We launched Grindr for Equality to spur action on a variety of causes, as well as gay men’s health issues such as HIV/AIDS and most recently PrEP awareness. Actions can take the form of signing petitions, donating money to a worthy cause or participating in a specific call to action.

To date, Grindr has helped raise awareness surrounding numerous PrEP initiatives including studies and information sessions.

Grindr is highly committed to promoting safe sex within the community and strongly encourages our users to engage in safe sex practices, get tested and know their HIV status.”

And this:

So Grindr really does care about your cock, before and after you use their app.


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