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New ‘super condom’ prevents HIV and enhances pleasure

New ‘super condom’ prevents HIV and enhances pleasure

The condom is made from hydrogel – the same material contact lenses are made of.

A new ‘super condom’ that can prevent the transmission of HIV and enhance sexual pleasure could soon be available.

Scientists at the Texas A&M Health Science Center have invented a condom made from hydrogel – the same material contact lenses are made of – and enmeshed with a plant-based antioxidant that would kill the AIDS-causing virus in case of breakage.

‘If there is an accident or something happens, this antioxidant will be released and prevent the replication of HIV,’ said lead researcher Mahua Choudhury.

She added: ‘Some people are allergic to latex, and others are just not comfortable with it. Therefore, we wanted to create a novel material.’

The antioxidant also promotes several physiological stimulations, all of which can help maintain erection and increase sexual pleasure.

‘If we succeed, it will revolutionize the HIV prevention initiative,’ Choudhury said.

‘We are not only making a novel material for condoms to prevent the HIV infection, but we are also aiming to eradicate this infection if possible.’

Choudhury and her team have created the hydrogel and embedded the antioxidant, and it is going through the patent process now.