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New Condoms Glow In The Dark In The Presence Of STDs


If you’re wearing rubber, you’re already doing something to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases. Good for you. But not everyone is always 100% diligent with this practice, and all it takes is one slip up with an infected partner for you to catch whatever they have. A team from Isaac Newton Academy in Illford, England have developed condoms coated in a special substance that glows in the dark in the presence of different kind of bacteria or virii. Better yet, they glow different colors for different bugs: green for chlamydia, yellow for herpes, purple for HPV and blue for syphilis. Having this knowledge early on in a relationship can help you avoid making a more serious mistake later on.

Currently it’s just a concept, but the students behind it are hopeful that they can develop the idea further into a real product.

[ DailyMail ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Was This An April’s Fool Joke: Bacon Condoms?

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J&D’s is one of our favorite retailers because they specialize in all things bacon, like bacon lip balm. Well now they seem to have Bacon Condoms. The tagline is brilliant: “Make your meat, look like meat.” They’re supposedly real condoms that have a bacon print on them, but are otherwise 100% as effective as regular willy wrappers. The prophylactics are allegedly lubricated with Bacon Lube, which we’ve written about before, so we’re really wanting to believe this could be a real product and not an April’s Fool joke. In an interview with the Huffington Post, company co-founder Justin Esch even confirmed they’re real. They’re $10 for a three-pack, which makes them quite the pricey novelty. They are also currently sold-out. But for all bacon lovers out there, we think you’ll agree this is quite possibly the best thing since… thick cut bacon.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ LikeCool ]

One-Handed Condom Wrapper Could Be Funny, Is Actually Really Useful

At first glance, it’s very tempting to make all kinds of jokes about a condom wrapper specifically designed to be opened with one hand. Haha, what’s your other hand up to? Haha, you need a condom package that’s easier to open, you putz?? But then you stop laughing when you realize that not everyone on this planet has two hands. The One-Handed Condom Wrapper features a perforated seam that parts easily by rubbing your thumb across the face of the packaging, after which the condom falls neatly into your hand, ready for use. Designer Ben Pawle came up with the idea in the context of a “study at the Glasgow School of Art, looking into ways to make life easier for disabled people.”

There’s no firm plans for immediate commercialization, but a prototype will be on show at the Victoria & Albert Museum during the upcoming London Design Festival, as part of a showcase of progressive British design

Hit the jump for a video of it in action, and links.

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