Monday, March 05, 2007

South Africa's beautiful condom applicator

I don't think it's all that beautiful...besides, needing a device like this to put a condom on doesn't inspire anyone's confidence that I'll then be able to locate the clitoris..

Dutch designer Jurgen Bey has crowned this condom applicator "the most beautiful object in South Africa".

The applicator, invented by Willem van Rensburg and designed by industrial designer Roelf Mulder of South Africa’s XYZ Design, allows a condom to be put on easily and rapidly.

The user holds the device with the thumb and forefinger of both hands, pulling the condom down over the penis in a single rapid movement. See video demonstrations of the product here.

It is hoped the design will encourage the use of condoms, thereby helping reduce the spread of AIDS.


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