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A unisex condom has become a reality.
Created by a Malaysian gynecologist, the first “unisex condom” hopes to convince people to have more responsibility and “better control” of their sexual health.
John Tang Ing Chinh, a gynaecologist and the founder of medical supplies firm Twin Catalyst Sdn Bhd, created the “Wondaleaf Unisex Condom,” which is made out of medical-grade material.
The condoms are described as “inert, ultra-thin, and water-proof” on the company website.
According to Reuters, Tang is “optimistic” about the “one-size fits them all” condom’s development after going through many research trials.
He thinks the condoms will help people make safer decisions when it comes to having sex, regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
The condom is a regular condom “with an adhesive coating” and attaches to the vagina or penis, as well as covers the nearby area for extra protection, according to Tang.
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On the Wondaleaf website, they reiterate that the condom is “an internal condom,” but the “non-adhesive pouch” can be flipped into “an external condom.”
“Wondaleaf Unisex Condom’s unique adhesive properties allow a user to wear the condom long before any anticipated sexual activity so intimacy will not be interrupted,” the website stated.
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Tang also noted that people “often don’t realise” that the condom is there because the material is “thin and flexible.”
Additionally, Tang has hopes that the condoms will be an ideal addition to contraceptive options used to prevent “unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.”
The condoms are expected to be commercially accessible in December, and the company hopes to provide creative and “affordable” products that positively impact medical services.