A gynaecologist in Malaysia has created what he claims is the “world’s first unisex condom” produced from a medical-grade materials normally used to decorate accidents.
The condom can be utilized by women and men, and is geared toward empowering folks to take higher management of their sexual well being no matter their sexual orientation, mentioned physician John Tang Ing Chinh, who works on the medical provides agency Twin Catalyst.
He added that the Wondaleaf Unisex Condom was just like a daily one, with a further adhesive protecting. The adhesive protecting attaches to the vagina or penis and covers the adjoining space for cover, Dr Tang defined.
The corporate’s web site claims the product, made with polyurethane, can be utilized each as an exterior and inner condom. The adhesive is just utilized to 1 aspect of the condom, which might be reversed and utilized by both males or ladies, the physician added.
“As soon as you place it on, you typically do not realise that it’s there,” he added.
The corporate claimed that the condom will “not damage a lot” for many who preserve their pubic space shaved. However for many who do not, the condom is produced from “a particular adhesive” that won’t damage if eliminated slowly.
“Based mostly on the variety of scientific trials we have now performed, I’m fairly optimistic that given time it will likely be a significant addition to the numerous contraceptive strategies used within the prevention of unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted ailments,” Dr Tang informed Reuters.
In a press launch in September, the corporate had indicated that this condom may stop “stealthing” — a type of sexual violence the place a accomplice removes a condom throughout penetration with out the opposite individual’s consent and information.
Every field is priced at RM14.99 ringgit (£2.63) and incorporates two items of the product. The common value for a dozen condoms in Malaysia is between £3.51 to £7.1. The condoms shall be obtainable commercially in December.