Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Condom Of The Future

Can you imagine a condom that  feels even better than skin? How about one that self-lubricates, delivers its own small dose of Viagra, biodegrades in the long term or even conducts electricity and responds to stimulation?

The hydrogel based condom designed by a team from the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia can do all the above and may very likely replace latex condoms in the future.

Despite the fact that condoms help prevent sexually transmitted diseases, many do not find using a latex condom pleasurable which led to the  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation offering 52 grants of $100,000 per project for the design of a new, stigma-free condom that could "lead to substantial benefits for global health, both in terms of reducing the incidence of unplanned pregnancies and in prevention of infection with HIV or other STIs."

We'll have to wait and see how well this condom is received whenever it's released.

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