Have you ever actually used a female condom? Yeah, neither have we. And people who have actually bothered to try them out didn't like them, saying they were "awkward, unsightly, noisy and slippery." Well, the New York Times reports that scientists are taking another stab at developing a better version that people will actually use. Apparently, a good female condom could be important in poorer countries, where married women are one of the highest risk groups for contracting AIDS, and where the use of condoms is taboo, suggesting that the wife has been unfaithful. The new version is made of softer, thinner polyurethane to better "transmit warmth," is undetectable, and has "dots of adhesive foam that adhere to the vaginal walls," and "moves more like a vagina" during sex. [NY Times]

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