Bill Gates and A Better Condom?

edenguy edenguy
CNN reports that Bill Gates is offering a reward for inventing a better condom - "one that people will actually want to use".

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"The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering a $100,000 startup grant to the person who designs 'the next generation condom that significantly preserves or enhances pleasure' and promotes 'regular use.'"

Ideas?
03/26/2013
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married with children married with children
I dont really see a problem with the way condoms are now. I know that they are not the same as not using one. You can never create something that protects, and yet cant be felt. I hate using condoms. I never had a problem using them before we were married, because that is what we were used to using. But now that we dont use them, I dont think I could go back to using condoms very easily.
03/26/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
A man with more money than sense - there are so many more important issues that need to be tackled.
03/27/2013
edenguy edenguy
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Originally posted by Gunsmoke
A man with more money than sense - there are so many more important issues that need to be tackled.
I think the main intent of the research is to promote condom use to fight aids.
04/01/2013
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by edenguy
I think the main intent of the research is to promote condom use to fight aids.
And pregnancy is much more of a concern in third-world countries where the foundation does work. A lot of these grants have led to some cool inventions -- like toilets that barely use water -- and suggestions from even normal people like you and mean. They have the money to spend on it, and it improves quality of life so go ahead!
04/01/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Hey, I'm glad that it's sparking a conversation about condoms and making the more acceptable-the more knowledge the better
04/01/2013
Mrs.Hellzapoppin Mrs.Hellzapoppin
I was very interested when I saw this in an ad at the cafe I regular. So many people don't use them when they should. I cannot wait to see the outcome of this.
04/01/2013
jr2012 jr2012
I think this is actually a pretty good idea. The Gates' have so much money that honestly $100,000 is just a tiny drop in the bucket, and they do so much charitable work I am constantly impressed with them.

everyone seems to use condoms reluctantly, and it would be great if they could be improved in some way. People are way more clever than we anticipate them to be sometimes, we may get something really cool out of this!
04/01/2013
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