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Next generation condoms to replace latex with prosthetic skin, deliver Viagra doses

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Last Updated: April 13, 2015, 14:02 IST

Next generation condoms to replace latex with prosthetic skin, deliver Viagra doses

Australian scientists are working on a latex replacement called hydrogel that can be designed to feel like skin.

New Delhi: In response to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's call to develop the next generation condom Australian scientists are working on a latex replacement called hydrogel. One big advantage of the hydrogel over latex is that can be designed to feel like skin.

Hydrogels also have properties close to tissue are already being widely used in prosthetics.

According to a report on Science Alert, "hydrogels can be engineered to perform all kinds of different functionalities, such as self-lubrication, topical drug delivery, biodegradability and even electric conductivity. For example, imagine a condom that delivers its own dose of Viagra, or responds to stimulation just like human skin. Depending on how you fabricate the material, you can potentially open up a whole new world of pleasure."

Watch this video to know more about the GelDom project:

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first published:April 13, 2015, 14:02 IST
last updated:April 13, 2015, 14:02 IST