Coasters that test for date rape drugs

From nbcdfw.com via Feministing

It makes me really angry that there’s a need for this, but I’m glad it exists.

There have been a few products coming out lately that make it easy to test your drinks for date rape drugs. Since such drugs are easy to add to someone’s drink and they generally are metabolized quite quickly, they’re hard to avoid and it’s hard to prove what happened.

But now there’s a coaster available that includes two test spots on the corners. Put a drop of your drink on it with your finger or a straw and it changes color if your drink has been spiked. Instructions are on the back and you can get them customized with your bar or fraternity logo. They’re not too expensive at 40 cents each, either. They’re made by Drink Safe Texas and they also sell plastic covers you can put on a beer or liquor bottle to keep anyone from dropping stuff into it.

It’s a really inexpensive way to keep yourself safe in an unfortunately scary world. Two thumbs up for Drink Safe Texas!

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Dr. Charlie Glickman

Charlie Glickman is the Education Program Manager at Good Vibrations. He also writes, blogs, teaches workshops and university courses, presents at conferences, and trains sexuality educators. He’s certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and loves geeking out about sex, relationships, sex-positivity, love and shame, communities of erotic affiliation, and sexual practices and techniques of all varieties. Follow him online, on Twitter at @charlieglickman, or on Facebook.

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