'Viagra condom' soon to hit shelves

Posted by Emma Woollacott

It's the standard excuse for not wearing a condom: it decreases sensitivity, and therefore performance - 'It's all in your best interests, darling'.

But that excuse just won't cut the mustard any more. Futura Medical has developed a new condom impregnated - no pun intended - with a gel that helps maintain an erection, and has licensed it to Durex.

The CSD500 - it stands for Condom Safety Device - has been approved by the EU and is likely to hit the European market within the next year. Regulatory approval may take a little longer in the US.

It's lined with a vasodilating gel which increases blood supply to that all-important area. The company is quick to assure users that it doesn't degrade the latex in any way.

"In a double blind clinical study comparing CSD500 against a standard condom co-sponsored by Futura, of those who expressed a preference, a significant proportion of both men and women reported improvements in the firmness of the man's erection during intercourse when using CSD500, compared against a standard condom - a result that was highly statistically significant," says the company.

"Furthermore, of those who expressed a preference, a significant proportion of both men and women also felt that CSD500 increased the penis size and a significant proportion of women reported a longer lasting sexual experience with CSD500."

The real point, of course, is to encourage men to use condoms with a little more good grace. And with firmer erections, says the company, fewer condoms are likely to just slip off.

We're all in favor of multifunctional devices here at TG Daily, and we only wish this one could be taken a step or two further. Surely it wouldn't be beyond the abilities of the developers to include, say, a voice chip to whisper sweet nothings?