Tree UK teens have made an extraordinary discovery. They have come up with condoms that expose STDs by lighting upon identifying contamination.
Alas, it will probably be a while before these amazing condoms will make their way to a shop near you, because the project is in its initial stages for the moment. But it has tremendous potential, since it could prevent so many Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
This groundbreaking invention belongs to three UK teens from the London Isaac Newton Academy, aged 13 to 14. They have even come up with the perfect name for these new condoms as well, S.T. EYE. It’s catchy, it’s extremely appropriate and it’s dead on fantastic.
The S.T. EYE condoms glow in low light when they detect an STI. They glow green for Chlamydia, purple for Human Papilomavirus (HPV), blue for syphilis and yellow for herpes. Thus, they can reveal some of the STDs out there, and therefore help the people involved in the sexual act take an informed decision regarding their participation.
For the moment, there are some issues regarding the products that are yet to be resolved, such as how the condom will react to a person who has multiple STDs. Furthermore, if the female partner has STDs, can those be detected by the telltale condom? And could they interfere with the detection of the male’s STDs?
These are some of the matters that still need some tweaking here and there, but surely the three UK teens can find help from other scientists who are interested in developing the S.T. EYE condoms, as they could help decrease the high number of STD victims. Moreover, they could be of great use in the developing countries as well, because they would be an extremely accessible and easy to use.
It would be a tremendous product that would greatly help keep people healthy and safe, since it happens all too often that at least one of the two partners involved in the sexual act has at least one STD that they are either unaware of or that they are keeping a secret from their partner.
The S.T. EYE could put everything out in the open and help prevent these situations. And it could greatly lower the risks associated with STD contracted through anonymous sex and one night stands.
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