Would you use an Origami condom?

We are looking for a Next Generation Condom that significantly preserves or enhances pleasure, in order to improve uptake and regular use. Additional concepts that might increase uptake include attributes that increase ease-of-use for male and female condoms, for example better packaging or designs that are easier to properly apply. In addition, attributes that address and overcome cultural barriers are also desired. Proposals must (i) have a testable hypothesis, (ii) include an associated plan for how the idea would be tested or validated, and (iii) yield interpretable and unambiguous data in Phase I, in order to be considered for Phase II funding.

A few examples of work that would be considered for funding:
– Application of safe new materials that may preserve or enhance sensation;
– Development and testing of new condom shapes/designs that may provide an improved user experience;
– Application of knowledge from other fields (e.g. neurobiology, vascular biology) to new strategies for improving condom desirability.

We will not consider funding for:
– Exclusively non-technological, social, or educational interventions;
– Testing of existing commercially available products;
– Proposals without a clearly articulated hypothesis or plan for testing the proposed product’s value in overcoming adherence issues;
– Concepts that are inherently too expensive for a developing world setting;
– Concepts that would sacrifice the value of condoms for prevention of either unplanned pregnancy or HIV infection.

  1. noname says:

    What we really need are sexy condoms for guns!

    bang bang, Baby, Let Me Bang You Hard!

  2. Windows User says:

    I wish Bill Gates dad would have used a condom.

    • noname says:

      I think he meant, “he wish Bill Gates dad would have” PRACTICED abstinence, as many married couples do.

      Now that’s 100%

  3. msbpodcast says:

    Use a weed wacker.

    You won’t need a condom…

  4. Admfubar says:

    will it prevent windows from getting infected??

  5. bobbo, pontificating like nobody's business says:

    From time to time I daydream about how to “best” spend $$Millions of charitable dollars. Seems to me early on Gates spent money on one shot programs that if anything only increased the number of people on Earth. I didn’t follow it very closely. My own favorite of sorts is playground toys that double as town water pumps to supply clean water and that suffers from the same IRRESPONSIBLE POPULATION GROWTH. A better/more marketable/acceptable condom sound like the right path to me.

    And not especially aimed at poor people, still seems to me the “best” thing that anyone could do for EVERYONE, and that does include poor people, is some breakthru in renewable energy. Pro’s and Con’s to that but its coming regardless of what the Big Corps want. ANY acceleration in its arrival could only benefit all of mankind.

    Hmmmm….. what to do with Billions?????…… Maybe basic science education… and he’s doing that what with support for https://khanacademy.org/ Worth a look or two even for adults.

    Yes…. what to do. Lobby for higher tax rates? Ha, ha.

  6. Mr Diesel says:

    No need for a new condom. The female condom to me seems the best option in either vaginal or anal intercourse. It slips into her instead of squeezing the life out of the penis. Even the Magnums aren’t worth a shit.

    Guys would love them and the would be a lot less unplanned children in the world.

  7. Glenn E. says:

    If Microsoft starts making condoms, the way they make PC wares. We’re in big trouble, if we’ve got to wait for a new “patch” to come out every second Tuesday, to fix the leaks.

  8. jpfitz says:

    Only 100 large, it’s gotta be worth more than that to the elites.

  9. MikeN says:

    Not what nature intended.


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