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Better, Safer Sex: On the Hunt for a Condom People Will Actually Like

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When biomedical engineer Robert Gorkin saw the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s 2013 call for submissions for a next-generation condom, he was hardly a contraceptive innovator. Rather, his work focused on 3D-printing organs and prosthetics. But when he reviewed the initiative’s goals — funding would be awarded to applicants who proposed a pleasurable, easy-to-use condom, thus encouraging regular use worldwide — Gorkin, a research fellow at Australia’s University of Wollongong, saw an opportunity.

April 25, 2019
Rolling Stone