We have an opinion on everything, but we all turn into shy cats when it comes to talking about sex. Oh, and the embarrassment which grips each hair and muscle of our bodies whenever we go to a shop to buy sexual-wellness products for the first time (read condom, i-pills)!
This Start Up Delivers Condoms Within 30 Minutes
So somebody decided to soak in all that embarrassment, and do that awkward job for us while we sit in the comfort of our homes.
A new startup called the ‘SMS Contraceptive’ has started a 24/7 service that delivers condoms, emergency contraceptive pills and yes, even pregnancy test kits, to your doorstep within 30 minutes of ordering it. Currently, it caters toGurgaon only.
It also lets you purchase combo packs that come with quirky titles like Safe Bet, Cruise Control and SOS and combine condoms, morning-after pills, lubricants andpregnancy tests.
All this is the brainchild of Sirhaan Seth, 18, who is pursuing a degree in Business and Political Science from OP Jindal University Said:
Q: Why and how did you come up with this idea?
Seth:I was inspired by my own as well as others’ experiences around me. At this age, a lot of people are having to go to a chemist and ask for condoms for the first time. Attached to this is a lot of awkwardness. The business is entirely self-funded. I have used my personal savings.
Q:So how does it work?
Seth: Currently we are a team of four people who handle everything from sourcing the products to upgrading the User Interface. In Gurgaon, we have four runners who work in shifts to make sure delivery is possible 24×7. If the product doesn’t reach you within 30 minutes, we won’t charge you at all. Also, we don’t charge any delivery fee. What we have in stock is brands like Durex, I-Pill, Manforce and Mankind’s Preganews. However, we can source whatever thecustomer wants.
The startup sure aims to be a game-changer and an interesting concept amidst the volley of startups in India. Whether this company lives up to its promise, only time will tell, but as of now, Gurgaon residents can finally say goodbye to thosejudgmental, I-know-you-are-having-sex looks from the shopkeeper!