Galactic Cap Condom - Discussion?

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    May 29, 2014 3:20 PM GMT
    A newly designed condom known as the 'Galactic Cap' is trying to establish itself as a new form of condom. What are your thoughts? Here's their video requesting funding….

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    May 29, 2014 4:44 PM GMT
    Two thoughts immediately came to mind:

    1. Might be useful for preventing pregnancy but not so sure about how effective it would be for protection from stds. Actually, I don't think even standard condoms are entirely effective against certain stds like herpes although I would think they offer more protection than this one.
    2. Wouldn't it be a lot, uhm, messier to take off than a standard condom? With those you can just tie them off or wrap them in some tissue and you're good. This one looks like it might leak all over the place when trying to remove it.
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    May 29, 2014 7:27 PM GMT
    Yes, although it looks like it would prevent STDs that are transmitted through semen exchange, it doesn't seem like it would provide protection from STDs that are transmitted through contact; it seems like less protection.

    Also, applying a polyurethane film hours before? That sounds like a pain. What if you don't know if you'll be getting any action that night (or day)? Sounds like it would be a pain to have to plan out your sex.

    I think it's good that people are working on better methods of safe sex - because lets face it, condoms suck, and as this video explains, they aren't always the "end all, be all" to practicing safe sex.

    God bless the scientist/inventor that does develop a better solution.

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    May 29, 2014 8:11 PM GMT
    It does seem like the consensus is that this is less likely to be efficient in preventing STDs. Perhaps as an alternative for couples that tend to be monogamous, the fear of STDs wouldn't be as much of a concern but then if that were the case, why use anything? I'm thinking that the reason this hasn't taken off and was not supported by the Gates Foundation (funding), was because in other countries, such as 3rd world countries, the potential for increased SDT transmission might be a big issue.

    I agree that it does seem like it would be messy depending on how full the 'reservoir' gets. I also agree that 'gluing' something to the glans makes me wonder how the body would react. Supposedly you can even shower with it on so that means the glue must be pretty strong. I'm thinking irritation, rash, sore, not the things I want to experience on the end of my penis!
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    May 31, 2014 5:40 AM GMT
    I don't think it was designed for anal sex. Seems the "cap" will come off.
  • AMoonHawk

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    May 31, 2014 6:08 AM GMT
    Its all about the feel .... if it works, it will be popular ... std's or not ... while it would still not be a completely safe preventative against HIV, it would be considered as 'safer'
  • kew1

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    May 31, 2014 6:19 AM GMT
    Are you supposed to stick the first part on when erect or limp? If limp, won't it feel a bit constricting, if erect, won't it get a bit wrinkly when everything shrinks, which would be very uncomfortable for uncut men.
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    May 31, 2014 6:28 PM GMT
    kew1 saidAre you supposed to stick the first part on when erect or limp? If limp, won't it feel a bit constricting, if erect, won't it get a bit wrinkly when everything shrinks, which would be very uncomfortable for uncut men.

    I was wondering about how well it fit with uc guys too. Seems designed for cut guys but maybe it's thin enough that the foreskin can easily slip over it. I'm thinking it goes on when you're erect.