Next-Gen Condoms Will Be Self-Lubricating, Biodegradable, and Skin-Like

Next-Gen Condoms Will Be Self-Lubricating, Biodegradable, and Skin-Like
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Researchers at University of Wollongong are working on a more pleasurable-feeling condom made out of the stuff associated with contact lenses

Daniela Walker
  • 22 april 2015

After receiving a grant of $100,000 last summer, researchers at the University of Wollongong in Australia are on a mission to create a new breed of condom. The grant, by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which funds innovative ideas that address challenges in global health, has enabled Dr. Robert Gorkin, the project lead, and his team of materials and microbiology experts to explore the usefulness of hydrogels in prophylactics.

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