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.

    • Porno says:

      How do you know they DIDN’T?!

      FYI: Condoms are NOT 100%.

    • 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…

    • Porno says:

      Care to demonstrate that for us? Cause I’m not quite sure how you mean for someone to “use” a weed whacker. Do you mean use it on someone’s “junk”?! Or just use it as a diversionary tactic? Why not a leaf “blower”? 😉

  4. Admfubar says:

    will it prevent windows from getting infected??

    • Porno says:

      If you’re using Windows (or OSX) then you’ve already been screwed! (Just look in your wallet!) And any “infection” you get is really just the result of those poor choices.

      • msbpodcast says:

        I’ve been using OS X for years (since 0.9) and have yet to get an infection (worm, virus or whatever).

        I am using iOS on an iPad 3 and have had absolutely no problems.

        Being able to actually use the machine reliably over time is worth the supposed Apple cost premium.

        I bought a PowerBook G4 in 2002 and it still works. I don’t use it anymore, but I could. I bought a 21″ iMac G5 in 2003 and I use it ever day to watch OTA TV. I’m typing this on a 17″ MacBook Pro.

        If you’re careful and use user accounts and a different root/administrator account, you can even use Windows. (But PC boxes are not reliable. Its why I finally got my wife switched last year to a 27″ iMac because the has land-filled 3 pc boxes since 2003.)

  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. Porno says:

    Why have kids? Is it because you “can”? Or is there some other reason?

    I look at the world’s population explosion and I am reminded of how CANCER works too. Sooner or later, it’s all going to get sick and die. So the question you might like to ask is do you want to be a part of the solution or part of the problem? (I already know what Catholics and Mormons are part of when they don’t want to even acknowledge birth control.)

  8. ReadyKilowatt says:

    The way to make condoms more effective is to date a chubby woman who wants a baby more than anything else in the world.

    When that conversation was over, the idea of using a condom wasn’t as bad as I originally thought.

    And they’re fairly cheap when you buy in bulk

  9. 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.

  10. jpfitz says:

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

  11. MikeN says:

    Not what nature intended.


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