The sensational story of the "smart rubber" that changes colour if there is STD

The sensational story of the "smart rubber" that changes colour if there is STD

They say necessity is the mother of inventions and since they do not come more necessary than knowing if your romantic partner has any STD, three British teenagers tried to invent a solution in 2015.

In 2015, three British teenagers decided to put all their curiosity about sex to some productive use by inventing a "smart rubber" for men. These contraceptives would change colour whenever a man has intercourse with another person who has a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD).

The proposal from the teenagers won the trio the top prize in the U.K.’s TeenTech Awards, and they were reportedly approached by contraceptive companies.

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However, Time magazine reported that the idea was not without its imperfections.

It seems unclear whether the STDs would be detected in just the user’s partner or also the user as well.

In addition, there was the awkward question of what would happen if the contraceptive came into contact with two or more STDs.

There was also a question as to the logistical difficulties of figuring out a way to determine the colour with sufficient opportunity to make use of those findings.

But recent research carried about by shows the contraceptive is currently not available on the market although the idea has not been abandoned.

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