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Will These Genius Condom Ideas be the Next 'Big' Thing?

Bill Gates: computer genius, incredible philanthropist...condom afficionado? Indeed, the man who brought you MS-DOS is now looking to create a revolution in an entirely new industry -- and one in dire need of innovation. Read More >>

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This Shocking Prototype Condom Puts Some Wiring on Your Pole

It's been almost a year since Bill Gates put out his $100,000 call for better, high-tech condoms, and we haven't found a new standard yet. But Firaz Peer and Andrew Quitmeyer of Georgia Tech have a potential solution, if you're OK with putting electrodes on your manparts. Read More >>

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Super-Thin 0.01 Millimetre Condom Sells Out on Japanese Launch

A new form of condom is tearing it up in Japan, where a rubber specialist is now selling 0.01 millimetre condoms. And 0.01 millimetres is the thickness of the rubber, not the length of it, before you start disrespecting the Japanese male population. Read More >>

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Scientists are Creating a Graphene Condom

The broken condom is every couple's worst nightmare. Okay maybe not worst, but it is one of many legitimate concerns about the contraceptive that could save lives if people actually used them. So how do you convince people to use condoms more often? Make a better condom, of course. Read More >>

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Phone Condom Protects your 4.8" Beast From Miscellaneous Fluid Attack

That is what the maker calls a Smartphone Sheath, a thin, flexible condom for your phone that adds a layer of water resistance to your £500 portable little chap. The idea being you suit it up when the likelihood of getting moist increases. Read More >>

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Uh, Durex Just Made Vibrating Underwear Controlled By Your iPhone

So, obviously this was going to happen eventually, but that doesn't mean we're ready for it. Durex announced what it's calling "Fundawear", which ostensibly stands for "fun underwear", but which Durex believes will eventually come to mean "article of clothing that is fun like once ever and until you realise what horror you've wreaked in your pants and never want to talk about it again." Read More >>

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This Terrifying Condom Slingshot Is the Most Effective Birth Control

Bill Gates has posted a £65,000 bounty to the person or team that finds a way to improve the age old design of the condom. Including "designs that are easier to properly apply" which inspired our favourite weapons designer Joerg Sprave to of course apply his expertise in slingshots to the problem. Read More >>

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Bill Gates Has £65k For Anyone Who Can Invent a High-Tech, Next-Gen Condom

Condoms are a life-saving piece of tech, and for being little more than uninflated latex balloons, they do their job pretty well if you wear them. That's the part that Bill Gates is working on. No, he's not going around as a one-man condom-police army, but he is offering $100,000 to anyone who can make a condom less of a bummer to wear. Read More >>

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This Emergency Condom Delivery App Is the Reason Why Smartphones Were Invented

When you look down at your smartphone and think about how much it has made your life easier and better, you'll probably think about how the Internet is at your fingertips, or how you can share filtered photos with friends, or send texts without ever having to speak to anyone. You'll probably think that's why the smartphone was invented. You'd be wrong. The reason we have smartphones? For an emergency condom delivery app. Read More >>

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Fancy Dissolving Condoms Are the Future of Female Birth Control

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a discreet condom that does double duty for women's reproductive health subtly—it prevents pregnancy and protects against sexually transmitted diseases by dissolving inside of the body and releasing preventative drugs after use. Who can argue with that? Read More >>

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If You Didn't Know, Condoms Are Much Stronger Than Water Balloons

In this hilarious video about Durex condoms, boys are tossing water balloons that explode all over the sidewalk and leak onto people. But if they use a condom? No matter the pressure, no matter the friction, it stays strong. So yeah, condoms are better than water balloons at not ripping. Like you'd hope. [Vimeo via Design Taxi] Read More >>

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Watch a Condom Tear and Explode in Slow Motion

Here's the one time a condom tearing and exploding in front of your eyes will actually brighten up your day: The Slow Mo Guys decided to wrap a condom around their heads, fill it up with water, and then watch it explode in, yup, slow motion. It's hilarious. Read More >>

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From Fish Bladders to the Reservoir Tip: A History of Condom Design

It's summer, and you're (hopefully) going to get some game. It starts at a bar or a BBQ or your living room—wherever you go to meet a private dance-partner. You get ready to get sweaty, and then, the grab for contraception: "Honey/dude/whatsyourname, can you grab the fish bladder?" Or maybe it's: "Got your reusable sheep intestine?" Read More >>

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You Can Also Use Condoms To Make A Different Kind of Music

Condoms are typically used to protect from unwanted pregnancy and STDs. But little known fact—they can also make some pretty funky jams. Read More >>

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Force "It" Into a Star Wars Condom

An Italian graphic designer has applied the European sense of humour to a possible condom range, coming up with both designs and slogans for a new way George Lucas could ruin his legacy. Read More >>

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This Condom-Stashing iPhone Case Will Not Get You Laid

From the outside, the Playa Case could be a case for the non-sex-having masses. But when things start to get hot and heavy, the back panel slides away to reveal a hidden condom compartment. Finally, an iPhone case that recognises the real problems winners like us and Australian James Dean here experience every day: too much unexpected sex. Read More >>

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