The Anti-Date-Rape Cup That Detects Roofies


DrinkSavvy has developed a line of date-rape drug detecting products which will be available in September to early backers, rape crisis centers, and to the general public within the first half of 2014. The advent of these products, which include plastic cups, straws, and glassware, is nothing short of a boon to potential victims of sexual assault.

Mike Abramson, the founder of DrinkSavvy, decided to tackle the problem of drug-facilitated date-rape after a first-hand experience as a victim of this type of assault. Indeed, sexual assault is a very widespread and difficult issue to address, often occurring in situations where trust is necessarily given and judgment ignored. With a sexual assault occurring every two minutes in the U.S., and one in six women falling victim to rape or attempted rape within their lifetimes, a product designed to preemptively identify and shut down sexual assault seems to be a sorely needed component of a larger effort to address the problem.


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