Condoms are necessary but annoying. The smell, the fumbling, and the loss of pleasure — all things you don’t want during sex, but is the answer a condom made from cows? Really!?
Ugh. Surely, a better solution exists.
And it might. A condom made with beef tendons (or possibly fish skin) is only one of the ideas awarded grant money from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which recently gave out 11 grants to a variety of condom innovations, as reported by the New Republic.
The Gates Foundation has an interesting investment history. It helped to fund Beyond Meat, a company that aims to create all-natural, non-meat products. But then the Foundation also invested in Monsanto. And now its money is helping condoms made from cows become a reality.
Let’s hope this idea moo-ves out of the way, and some of the other condoms do replace current options — like a substance with “shape memory” properties that conforms to the shape of an object like Saran Wrap, is thinner and stronger than latex and has antimicrobial nanoparticles embedded into the condom to protect users from STDs or a condom that is pulled on like a sock, rather than unrolled? Or even the Rabidom, which is designed for minimum disruption of the moment…
These other ideas sound so much better. No animals are harmed, and you don’t have to wear something that came from a slaughterhouse or fish market to get lucky.
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