A Biochemist From ASU Has Created The Condom Of The Future

For the past few years, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have been encouraging scientists from around the world to create a better, more efficient type of condom. The Gates Foundation’s official statement was to create a” next-generation condom that significantly preserves or enhances pleasure, in order to improve uptake and regular use.” Finally, it looks like the goal has been achieved by a biochemist from ASU. According to the article,

‘Shengxi Chen, a biochemist at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, has done just that.

Chen, who received a $100,000 Grand Challenges grant from the Gates Foundation in 2014, has created a material that mimics human skin, resulting in a condom that is more comfortable and thus more likely to be used.’

As impressive as this accomplishment is, reading the article describe these condoms as being ‘skin-like’ is more or less reminding me of Buffalo Bill…


In all seriousness, this is an awesome achievement. Hopefully it helps to stall the spread of STD’s as well as un-wanted child births. There are really no downsides with these condoms, and hopefully we get to see them out on the market within the next few years.

[Via ASU Now]