Wish there were a sure way to know if someone had a sexually transmitted disease? Now you can catch people red-handed, or uh, red-penised. Three British teens proposed an idea that will rock the world of safe sex- condoms that change colors when exposed to various STDs! Depending on what venereal disease you had, the condom could turn purple, yellow, or green. This new condom could potentially reduce the amount of people getting sexually transmitted infections! This is the new condom that changes colors when exposed to STDs.
Awkward. Imagine, you’re hot and heavy with your partner, about to seal the deal. You put on a condom and start going at it, then…
Luminescence. Your penis starts to change hue. Someone’s just shown their true colors and revealed they have an infection. An STI
The inventors. Three teens from England’s Isaac Newton Academy thought up this brilliant idea. Daanyaal Ali, 14, Muaz Nawaz, 13, and Chirag Shah, 14, named their concept the “S.T. EYE.” So you can see what you’re getting into! They won a $1500 prize for their project.
Concept. According to the Washington Post, “a concept for a smart condom that would alter its luminescent hue when exposed to common STDs. There would be antibodies on the condom that would interact with the antigens of STDs, causing the condom to change colors depending on the disease.”
Working out the kinks. It’s still unclear as to how the mood-ring condoms would work. Will it detect with you as well as your partner? Both parties should be involved. Though it’s still an idea, and researchers haven’t figured out how to make it a reality, the concept is genius. It could prevent so many treatable STIs like chlamydia and gonorrhea, and alert people to more serious ones, like syphilis. Condom companies are already approaching the teen trio.