One of the biggest complaints about condoms – and the primary reason men are reluctant to use them – is that they affect the sensation of intercourse and diminish the sexual pleasure.
However, a breakthrough material – graphene – could pave the way to silencing those prophylactic naysayers with a new-and-improved condom that’s stronger, thinner and safer than their current counterparts.
The University of Manchester has received a Grand Challenges Explorations Grant to the tune of $100,000 (£62,123) from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The money will be used to develop a new synthesis of nano-materials to create the range of next generation condoms. Read in full