Graphene to enable safer and more desirable condoms?

Researchers from the University of Manchester are developing a new graphene-latex composite for use in condoms. The researchers hope that graphene will enable thinner, stronger and safer condoms - which makes sense as graphene is very thin and light but yet strong, transparent and flexible. The researchers have been awarded £62,000 ($100,000) by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The researchers say that the new composite material will be "tailored to enhance the natural sensation during intercourse while using a condom, which should encourage and promote condom use".

Posted: Nov 20,2013 by Ron Mertens