Three Schoolchildren Invent Condom That Changes Colors When STDs Are Detected

June 24, 2015

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A thirteen year old and two fourteen year olds in England just won a prize for best health innovation for designing a condom that changes colors when it comes in contact with sexually transmitted infections. The rubber turns green when it detects chlamydia, blue for syphilis and a yellow when it detects herpes. It turns a charred black if your penis just exploded.

According to the product's designers, the condom exterior includes a layer covered with molecules that attaches to the bacteria and viruses associated with common STIs. This bad bacteria combined with the molecules covering the condom then causes the rubber exterior to glow a certain colour in dim light.

Wait -- so if the condom is only coated on the outside, that means it only detects infections in females? Why don't they coat the inside too? And what happens if you have more than one of those diseases? Does it turn brown? Also, I feel like it would be weird to find out you or your partner has a sexually transmitted infection mid-sex. I don't care how many chocolate covered strawberries you may have fed each other, that's definitely going to ruin the mood.

Thanks to Jenn M, who invented a toothbrush that detects the mind-control drugs the government pumps into our water supply.

  • Pretty sure this is just an idea, not something that has actually been created.

  • So if the condom turns magenta with yellow polka dots with a red centers, is that ok?

  • captaindash

    GW, when the condom is rolled up, whatever coating was on the outside is also on the inside.

  • Skagosi Unicorn

    The only time you don't want to taste the rainbow.

  • Forgoten Null

    Welp, I normally have a strong stomach for this kinda stuff, but I'm never eating Skittles again.

  • Nix_Nightbird

    Why would you assume the outside of a condom would only ever touch females? Gay people exist.

  • WHAT?????? They do?!?!

  • Leland_Gaunt

    Methinks these 2 dudes just made up this bs as an excuse to get laid.
    "C'mon baby, we really need to test this out. It'll change the world. What? Why yes, you should call of your friends over to help out. Yes, I agree, your sister should help too." SCORE!!

  • David

    a 13 year old & two 14 year olds invented it. Let that sink in

  • KingCraigers

    I'm ashamed.

  • Huck PS

    Can't hide anymore.

  • Jan Bergström

    Someone will get a rainbow colour.

  • Guest

    false. product does not exist. mechanism for its function does not exist.
    concept patents are bullshit

  • KingCraigers

    Proof?

  • asdfasdf

    ...ok

    I just posted the schematics. [click link]

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