S.T.EYE: STD Colour Changing Condoms
Yes, it’s the word around all corners, whispers and texts all over the place. This is not a bluff, it is true 3 teenagers sat down and thought of a product (they didn’t hit on girls or play games), guess which one… colour changing condoms.
Much of the world loves sex even if we don’t admit it; almost all we do always ends up in sex or an endeavor to get laid. We sugar coat it with all kinds of secret almost military codes like banging, perversion, getting laid, making out; mostly because of culture and the human nature to be coy but it still comes down to the same thing. It also happens that it’s something that happens often, so often that the rate of sexually transmitted diseases is very high and that doesn’t stop us to keep humping.
So condoms were invented to keep us going, even if we don’t like them and we would do anything to do away with them but safely. If you think the same, S.T.EYE is for you, apparently these condoms change colour when they come in contact with pathogens that cause certain sexually transmitted diseases. To be exact, the condom changes to Green for Chlamydia, Yellow for Herpes (oh thank you Lord!) and Blue for Syphilis. I’m guessing you just made a silent prayer and said, “Oh man, let it not be Yellow” lol.
Aside from that, I’m still wondering what these three teenagers from Isaac Newton Academy in London who are 13 and 14 years by the way and presented their invention winning the TeenTech Awards were doing thinking of sex let alone STDs. You must admit, aren’t you a tiny bit curious about this?
Anyway at least you don’t have to go to a doctor and run tests while everybody is glaring at you as you wait for your results. And on the plus side after running the test and it’s negative (this only applies after efficient tests have been run and it can check for AIDS and Gonorrhea), you can throw away the non coloured condom and do your business.
Lawk is a mozillian, director at Innovware and consults part time for Every1Mobile.
He loves open source, the open web, writing, reading and developing literacy tools that can teach the youth around the world especially in East Africa.