A doctor has claimed to have created the world’s first unisex condom that can be worn by both men and women and that “you don’t realise it’s there”.
Malaysian gynaecologist Dr John Tang Ing Chinh said he designed the Wondaleaf Unisex Condom to allow people to take better control of their sexual health, regardless of their sex or sexual orientation, the Daily Mail reports.
Men put it on as they normally would but can also use a sticky strip to attach it to their thighs and make it watertight, reducing the risk of it falling off during intercourse.
Women can similarly use the sticky strip to attach the condom between their thighs, helping hold it in place.
The adhesive is only applied to one side of the condom, meaning it can be reversed and used by either sex.
The company released an instructional video for how to use the contraceptive, which shows how the strip doesn’t hurt when peeled off slowly.
It is made from ultrathin medical grade polyurethane, which is usually used as a dressing for injuries and wounds, while also used in surgical gloves too and is safe for people with latex allergies.
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The doctor argues the material is sturdier than traditional latex, which is why there is less chance of the condom splitting.
Wondaleaf claims the contraceptive is safer at preventing pregnancy and STI transmission because it covers the entire pubic area but does not provide data on how effective it truly is.
It is currently only available in Malaysia, but the company has been working on ensuring it meets safety standards worldwide.
Each box contains two condoms, which will cost £2.62, while the average price for a pack of 12 in the UK ranges from £6.99 to £12.99.
Dr Tang said: “Once you put it on, you often don't realise that it's there. It's basically a regular condom with an adhesive covering.
“It's a condom with an adhesive covering that attaches to the vagina or penis, as well as covering the adjacent area for extra protection.”
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