I’d like to point out that there is no scientific evidence saying that just using the apps Tinder or Grindr will cause an STD. However, what happens after using those apps as partially intended may.
The site FreeSTDCheck.org and AIDS Health Foundation is leveraging the popularity of these dating apps to get the word out about getting yourself checked out for a sexually transmitted disease. The billboard below, spotted at La Brea just off the 10 in LA, is quite jarring. Basically, it did the job of getting our attention.
Is it fair to call out Tinder and Grindr? Definitely not, but I guess it’s too late now. It worked though, because we got the message.
Remember, safety first. Protect yourselves and get tested often. Also, don’t carry a smart phone without a case on it.