Date-Rape-Drug-Detecting Cups Are Brilliant

"Put molly all in her champagne, she ain't even know it." Now she will, thanks to these plastic cups and straws from DrinkSavvy.

Photo: NYPost

Photo: NYPost

“Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it.” Now she will, thanks to these plastic cups and straws from DrinkSavvy that change color if a drink contains GHB, ketamine, and/or rohypnolany—three drugs commonly used for spiking purposes. The products are manufactured with the addition of an unnamed compound which changes color in the presence of the date-rape drugs. The NYPost says that the cups and straws will be free at select rape crisis centers, and DrinkSavvy hopes to expand their use at bars, colleges, and clubs. The company hopes to expand their products to the public sometime next year.

DrinkSavvy founder Mike Abramson explains his idea for the product line: “Within the past three years, three of my very close friends—and myself—have been the unwitting victims of being drugged…And I want to prevent it from happening to anyone else.” Since one out of six women have been victims of rape or attempted rape in their lifetime, and date rape comprises 50% to 75% of all reported rapes, Abramson’s cups should definitely prove useful. Hopefully, they will make sexual predators think twice before slipping drugs into an unassuming victim’s cup.

[via NYPost, GrubStreet]

Newsletter

Feed your inbox.

Subscribe