THIS IS THE COVER
WIRED MAGAZINE COVER ARTICLE TITLE
“Bill Gates and President Bill Clinton on the NSA, Safe Sex, and American Exceptionalism”
- BY STEVEN LEVY
- 6:30 AM
and this is OUR TEAM’S RESEARCH IN THE SAME ISSUE
Condax’s Air-Infused Female Condom
BY MARK YARM
In the developing world, it’s still often taboo for a woman to ask her partner to wear a condom, so their use remains rare. A female condom could solve that, but they’ve been uncomfortable, impractical, and noisy. So Mache Seibel, MD and a team at Condax are developing a female condom with an irresistible selling point: pleasure. The Femex has a thumb pump attached to inflatable tubules that grasp the male tightly while stimulating the female’s G-spot and clitoris.
How It Works:
The thumb pump and air infusion, which was partly inspired by Nike Air patents, are strikingly effective. In tests, women overwhelmingly prefer it to normal condoms. Femex can also be inserted up to six hours in advance. That’s a particular draw in regions where women are less empowered and unlikely to press for protection.
The Femex air-infused female condom gives women control over their own protection.