The Next Top Condom Designer?
Back in March of 2013, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched a worldwide contest for condom design. They are offering $100,000 to the individual who can reinvent the condom for the 21st century. The idea behind this contest is that the current condom concept has been around for about 400 years, but we now know more about sexual health and pleasure than ever before, so could there be a better condom?
One of the number one reasons men do no want to use condoms is because of discomfort and loss of sensation. Some of these issues are mental (a perceived idea that men will lose sensation is just a problematic as losing sensation). Bill and Melinda Gates are trying to change the conversation and provide people with a more pleasurable, but just as effective, tool.
Since launching the contest, the foundation has received many ideas, many news stories, and many jokes, but they aren’t giving up. The $100,000 idea hasn’t come through yet, but there is still hope.
So do you have what it takes to be the next top condom designer? If so, submit your ideas to the foundation. They are also seeking ideas for the female condom.