New Self-Lubricating Condoms Could Withstand 1,000 Thrusts

In contrast, standard condoms could last for 600 thrusts.
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If you're as active in bed as you are on Instagram, then you know that self-lubricated condoms already exist. If you don't: 1) Well, they do and 2) WEAR. CONDOMS. ALL. THE. TIME. GIRL. Come on. 

But people (heroes) are always coming up with ways of making sex feel even better these days, which is why a group of researchers developed a new technology that makes condoms EXTRA lubricated.

As part of the the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's competition to design a better condom, this team won an award for adding a coating of super-hydrophilic nanoparticles to condoms. It makes the condom slippery when it comes into contact with bodily fluid. Unlike other existing lubricated condoms that last up to 600 thrusts, these babies can withstand 1,000 thrusts (assuming one thrust per second). 

I CAN BARELY BOIL WATER AND A BUNCH OF HUMANS CREATED A CONDOM THAT DOES THAT?! Mind. Fucking. Blown. 

Participants were asked to feel three types of condoms: non-lubed, lubricated, and the new self-lubricating. Of the three, 73 percent picked the self-lubricated condom (even by those who don't use condoms often, if at all). 

In case you're wondering, these geniuses won $100,000 for this innovation, and I think we can all agree: Nobody deserves it more. 

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