Gentlemen, have I got a product for you! Time.com has alerted the world to a wonderful new invention: spray-on condoms. How many of you have found yourselves fumbling with an ill-fitting condom? I cannot tell you how often I have spoken with women and their male partners that had this problem. For some, the condom is a little too big, and slips off. For others, it’s just too tight and restrictive. But what can we do? Trojan brand condoms offers the Magnum as a larger model. However, when they offered smaller fit, no one bought it and they had to give up. I can’t say I’m surprised; it can be embarrassing enough just buying condoms and lube at your neighborhood grocery store much less picking up the smaller box. Thank goodness for the ingenuity of a German man who has invented a way to have a fresh, perfectly fitting condom every time. Just insert yourself into his new invention, press the button, and enjoy your spray-on condom. So, why isn’t anyone buying them?
For starts, it seems that some men don’t want to stick themselves in a device that hisses and sprays. Okay, that’s reasonable. Perhaps they need a see-through model, at least until it becomes more common. The bigger problem is that the latex has to dry for a couple of minutes, when customers only want to wait a few seconds. Still, one would think that they could invent a faster drying latex for that sort of exciting innovation.
While we are waiting for Mr. Krause and his magical spray-on condoms, he has decided to help us out. Soon, Germany will get to enjoy six different sizes of condoms on the market to make sure that every man has the perfect fit. Here, in the United States, we will have to wait until 2010 or later. But will these condoms sell any better? Mr. Krause has a plan. His six sizes of condoms will only be available online, where he feels men can be more honest shoppers.
As a sexuality educator, the idea a better-fitting condoms is wonderful. It is difficult getting people to wear them consistently. Getting rid of one more excuse might help, or it might not.
So, what do you think? Would you be willing to wait 2-3 minutes for a custom condom every time? My partner isn’t sure that he would want to hold still while it dries, but I am interested. Then again, I’m all about exciting toys like that. How about you, would you trust this mysterious machine? How about a range of common sizes? If you were able to measure accurately, would you be willing to buy less than the largest size?