The unbreakable condom

2015-02-08 06:15

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We’ve put men on the moon, virtually eradicated polio and may be close to curing Aids, yet humans must still deal with condoms breaking during sex.

The department of radiology at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center in the US is working on not only creating a condom that is less prone to breaking during use, but one with increased sensation and comfort.

Using a R1.6?million grant, researchers aim to coat future condoms with superhydrophilic nanoparticles (tiny particles that trap water) and make them more resilient and easier to use.

Considering the number of unplanned pregnancies and the risk of STDs caused by broken condoms, this research is well overdue.

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