Teenagers Invent New Condom That Changes Colors If You Have an STD

Jun 24, 2015 at 3:09 pm |
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Kids these days!

Contrary to the popular belief that teenagers are doing nothing to help the world, a group of boys from London’s Isaac Newton Academy just invented a condom that changes colors in the presence of STDs. They took home the top prize from this year’s TeenTech Awards for their sexy and safe innovation.


Awarded with 1,000 pounds and a trip to Buckingham Palace, the teens—Musaz Nawaz, Daanyaal Ali, and Chirag Shah—have named their concept the S.T.EYE, stating that they “wanted to make something that made detecting harmful STIs safer than ever before, so that people can take immediate action in the privacy of their own homes without the often-scary procedures at the doctors.”

In theory, the condom would have a layer of chemicals that would react with the bacteria and viruses found in STIs. Hopefully you and your partner don’t see the rainbow, but purple would detect HPV, blue would mean syphilis, green would be chlamydia, and yellow would be for herpes.

With STIs—more commonly (often incorrectly) called STDs—being such a problem especially among young populations, the S.T.EYE would certainly be a useful tool to help prevent the spread of infection. This would be a great solution to improving trust among couples and even random hookups.

That is, unless, you’re too scared to try one on.

This new condom changes colors if you have an STD. Would you try one on?