Posted by: shoji | June 17, 2008

A side-splitting tale : Nature News

Ground-breaking research here– funded by the condom maker and not the Feds (the bigger problem is getting people to use them).

A side-splitting tale : Nature News
“Just about the only thing that humans aren’t strong enough to break, that is also thin and flexible enough, is parachute nylon — but that’s porous,” comments White. He hopes that the research will help in the design of condoms that can better withstand eruptions.

“Given the importance of condoms in stopping sexually transmitted infections as well as unwanted pregnancy, research to understand and then eliminate breakages is vital,” says Lisa Power, head of policy at the Terrence Higgins Trust, an HIV charity in London, UK. “The safer we can make them, the happier a lot of people will be.”

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