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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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47 comments on “Are Condoms Made from Meat the Future of Sex?”

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Allison Aevaliotis
4 Months Ago


Christeen Thorpe
4 Months Ago

A plus for people allergic to latex...there have been condoms made of lambskin forever, but people also have lanolin sensitivity...

Kathi J Moore
4 Months Ago

Y'all know that condoms made from sheep intestines have been around for a long time - NaturaLamb. So, yeah, not an awesome investment for Gates and a pretty gross contraceptive option.

Robin Sitler Byrnes
4 Months Ago

how gross...

Suzanne Scherer
4 Months Ago


Vanesa Dharam Atma Kaur
4 Months Ago

People. Look beyond your own facebook bubble. His funding is based on world need. And not necessarily your upper middle class wants. These projects are meant to help impoverished towns where education and money don't exist

Carl Butler
4 Months Ago

Bill Gate$

Don Blank
4 Months Ago

Been using lamb skin condoms for 50 years

Sarah Coffey
4 Months Ago

Well that is super crazy

Christy J Clark
4 Months Ago

That is straight up disgusting. There is no way I want to have dead animal parts in my vag. NO.


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