A Nanotech-Powered AIDS-Killing Condom Is Closer than Ever

Correctly used, condoms do a damn good job of preventing STDs (and pregnancy!). But nobody's gonna say no to an improvement that ups those odds. Say, a condom coated in antiviral gel that kills up t0 99.9% of HIV, genital herpes, and human papillomavirus. Australia just said yes, and hopefully the U.S. isn't far… » 7/22/14 4:26pm 7/22/14 4:26pm

Safe Sex Ringtone for India, Funded by Bill and Melinda Gates

In order to thwart the spread of HIV in India, "condom a cappella" has been released by an organization that's funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A ringtone that's meant to promote safe sex, we thought that it might consist of a crying babies, nasty bodily functions or soliloquies from one's parents, but… » 8/19/08 11:15am 8/19/08 11:15am

New NYC Condom Dispensers Are Flying Pucks of Prophylactics

Does anyone else find the recent, um, thrust to sex up condoms a little ironic? Redundant then? The latest aesthetically enhanced condom gadget is a sleek new dispenser designed by Fuseproject for NYC condoms, which are free and available in lots of places in the city. The concept behind the design is actually a… » 2/14/08 7:40pm 2/14/08 7:40pm

XYXX Condom Case Almost Makes Using a Condom Sexy

I've always been kind of jealous at the array of attractive birth control cases exes have had to tote around their anti-baby pills. Condoms typically come in boxes and wrappers that are clumsy and ugly (exception). The XYXX condom case wants to change all that with a package you actually want to keep in your pockets.… » 1/04/08 3:30pm 1/04/08 3:30pm

Samsung Files Patent for Safe (ie Non-Baby) Sex Cell Phone

A cell phone that lets lay-deez know if they're running a higher-than-normal chance of getting pregnant is the latest idea from Samsung. The Korean electronics giant has filed a patent with the US Patent & Trademark Office for a "portable device for user's basal body temperature (BBT) and method for operating the… » 8/16/07 12:30pm 8/16/07 12:30pm