Users can either use the app to schedule testings with a local lab, or have a technician come to them at home (at an extra cost).
Bryan Stacy, Biem founder and CEO, said in a statement shared with Refinery29 that he began developing the app after being diagnosed with chlamydia and testicular cancer on the same day.
The Zukunftsinstitut predicted a shift in sexual habits in 2007, as it said, “in the coming years, society will begin relinquishing its stigmatisation of cheating, especially among middle aged people.” Busy schedules were also cited as one of the drivers of the sexual evolution in Germany, as many people openly arrange casual sex around their work calendars.
Asexuality was flagged as another lifestyle choice that was slowly becoming socially accepted.
He created Biem, he said, to make sure that anyone who may not be able to make it to a doctor right away would still be able to take care of their health.
I was diagnosed — the time during which I felt something was wrong, but rationalized it away," he said in the statement.