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A woman has designed spray-on condoms and everyone is talking about them

What a time to be alive.

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IN THE CUTTING edge world of contraception design, one New York student is making waves this week.

Michele Chu, as part of a University design project, has pitched this spray-on condom idea, explaining it as:

These spray-on condoms are made for the perfect fit, and function like spray-on bandages in the marketplace today.

Despite the project being an exercise in branding and design, it’s captured the imagination of the internet because of its interesting concept and slick branding.

girlplay (2) Source: packagingoftheworld

It’s not the first time that the spray-on condom has been pitched as a viable contraception, though.

Back in 2006, German scientist Jan Vinzenz Krause showed off a prototype of his spray-on condom to the world. It gained some interest, but it had one key problem, according to Time:

But the most serious problem with the design — which is what has kept the product off the market thus far — is that the latex takes too long to dry. Liquid latex currently takes two to three minutes to vulcanize, making it impractical. “For people to buy it,” Krause says, “it needs to be ready in five to 10 seconds.”

Despite winning the internet’s attention this week, Chu’s design doesn’t give any details on a scientific breakthrough and is more a branding exercise.

Even if they were perfected, it’s hard to know if they would become widely used

Would bringing an aerosol can into the bedroom be awkward for some?

It’s being taken lightly, anyway

What a time to be alive, indeed.

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