Teens Create Condom That Changes Colour if it Detects STDs

By Gary Cutlack on at

A group of 13 and 14-year-old students (who should probably be thinking about pop music and t-shirts rather than sex, but that's the modern world for you) have come up with a high-concept tech condom, one that changes colour when it detects the presence of STD bacteria in... the person it's just been in and out of and in again.

The idea has emerged as one of the entries in the TeenTech awards, a group that asks 11-18s for their ideas about the future of innovation. The condom is known as the ST EYE, and comes with a custom layer of bacterial indicators that change their colour to indicate the presence of the more common sexually transmitted infections.

One of the members of the team, 14-year-old Daanyaal Ali, said: "We wanted to create something that makes detecting harmful STIs safer than ever before, so that people can take immediate action in the privacy of their own homes without the invasive procedures at the doctors," showing a really quite inspiringly sensible attitude.

It is, sadly, just a concept at the moment, with no indication whether it checks the wearer of the condom for diseases or only the person it's being put into -- meaning it's only, potentially, of use in those boring old traditional heterosexual forms of inny-outy sex. [Dailydot]