With the mindset of creating a well-coated self-lubricating condom, a team of scientist from Boston University has set themselves on the task of developing a better and long lasting condom.
The group of scientists who were among the 11 to honour $100,000 grants award from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2013 to improve on classic prophylactics, also went ahead on Wednesday to introduce the latest self-lubricating condom published in the Royal Society Open Science journal.
The researchers introduced a 1000 thrust cycles coated condom, made of hydrophilic polymers, meaning that when comes in contact with a bodily fluid the condom becomes slippery.
In a survey, 73% of the testee who touched it confirmed that the new self-lubricant condom feels more slippery than the presents products in the market. Though the condom has not been tested for sex yet.
There are self-lubricating condoms on the market now, but the researchers found the coating on them doesn’t last long, often rubbing off while the condom is being put on.
The new condom which is estimated to be ready for use in 2 years time is aimed at boosting sex life, reducing the high rate of unwanted pregnancies and curbing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases around the world. Compared with regular condoms, the self-slicking version creates less friction, which reduces the odds of breakage.