Unisex condoms have recently come to our attention.
A Malaysian gynaecologist claims to have invented the world’s first unisex condom, which can be worn by either men or women and is made of a medical grade material typically used as a dressing for injuries and wounds.
The Wondaleaf Unisex Condom’s creator hopes that it will empower people to take better control of their sexual health, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
“It’s basically a regular condom with an adhesive covering,” said John Tang Ing Chinh, a gynaecologist at medical supplies firm Twin Catalyst.
“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,” Tang said.
He went on to say that because the adhesive is only applied to one side of the condom, it can be reversed and used by either sex.
Each Wondaleaf box contains two condoms and costs 14.99 ringgit ($3.61). In Malaysia, a dozen condoms cost between 20 and 40 ringgit.
Tang creates the condoms with polyurethane, a transparent wound dressing material that is thin and flexible while remaining strong and waterproof.
"Once you put it on, you often don't realize it's there," he said of the material-based dressings.
Tang stated that the Wondaleaf had undergone several rounds of clinical research and testing and would be commercially available in December via the firm’s website.
"Based on the number of clinical trials we have conducted, I am quite optimistic that given time it will be a meaningful addition to the many contraceptive methods used in the prevention of unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases,” Tang said.
For now, you can only get Wondaleaf condoms on their website.
If you are curious on how to use it, click here for Internal Condom Instructions.
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