Bill Gates funded the development of improved condoms

Most guys (and not just guys) hate using condoms. And this approach does not have a very good effect on preventing unwanted pregnancies, the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS. But what if sex with a condom is more enjoyable than without it? This task was set by a team of researchers from the University of Wollongong in Australia. For this purpose, scientists recently received a grant of $ 100, 000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Over the past 80 years, almost all condoms have been made from latex rubber. The Australian team is experimenting with a new material called a hard hydrogel, which they claim feels far superior to human skin. In addition, the material is also very durable and difficult to tear, which in this case is an undoubted advantage.

The task of the researchers is to get the person to want to use a condom, which will undoubtedly slow down the spread of STDs and reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies and abortions. Especially in developing countries. The hard hydrogel condom is still under development and even the approximate timing of the product's launch into mass production is unknown.

But there is still another rather delicate question: how will condoms be tested?