“Condoms suck, and if you say otherwise, you’re lying.” That’s the general consensus from the guys here in the CollegeCandy offices. Luckily for them, Bill Gates has put a call out to inventors everywhere: bring him a proposal for a “better” condom and he’ll provide a $100,000 start-up grant to make the design concept a reality. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is looking for “a Next Generation Condom that significantly preserves or enhances pleasure, in order to improve uptake and regular use.”
The call-to-action states that condoms have been in existence for nearly 400 years, and yet have undergone relatively few improvements. The foundation’s aim is to pave the way for someone to introduce a more appealing condom in the hopes of promoting safe, more pleasurable sex.
Now the question remains, do you think you could get a guy to wear one of these hypothetical next-generation condoms? Or are condoms destined to suffer from the negative reputation of Trojans passed?
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