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Your iPhone now wants to know when you have sex (but doesn’t mind if it’s gay or straight)

Nick Duffy September 17, 2015
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Your iPhone can now track details of your sex life – but it can’t tell the difference between gay sex and straight sex.

Apple yesterday launched the latest version of its operating system, iOS 9, changing and upgrading a number of apps.

The new version of iOS brings new features to the company’s built-in Health app – which can be used to track everything from weight and height through to your diet.

However, it also includes a new section called ‘reproductive health’ – which allows users to track their sex lives.

It explains: “Sexual activity can affect both physical and emotional health.

“A record of sexual activity may be useful in relation to other records of physical and emotional health.”

It even creates a handy graph showing how many times you had sex on a certain day, if you’re going for a record – though it sadly doesn’t link up with Grindr.

However, the app does not allow you to distinguish between different types of sex, or between sex with men and women.

It instead offers only the options ‘protection used’, ‘protection not used’, and ‘unspecified’.

The app can also track the quality of your cervical mucus, if you’re into that.

The smartphone has obviously become more sex-positive in recent month – earlier this year Apple apologised for a supposed ‘bug’ that caused Russian Siri to refuse to discuss homosexuality.

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently opened up about his decision to come out as gay, saying: “It became so clear to me that kids were getting bullied in school, kids were getting basically discriminated against, kids were even being disclaimed by their own parents and that I needed to do something,

“Where I value my privacy significantly, I felt that I was valuing it too far above what I could do for the people.”

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