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Creepy 'Origami Condom' Was Obviously Designed By a Man (VIDEO)

by Linda Sharps on January 17, 2013 at 4:36 PM

I am all for improvements in condom technology. A condom that's easier to put on, provides more pleasure, and avoids the potential allergens in latex? Hey, great idea! And who doesn't like the idea of a condom that's more flexible and reduces breakage? In fact, everything about the prototype "Origami Condom" sounds absolutely fantastic ... until you see it in action.

That's when things get a little, um, disturbing. Because this silicone, fluid-lined condom that's "supposed to mimic the vaginal environment" is SERIOUSLY weird looking, and you can't help but wonder if the designers gave any consideration to whether or not women would appreciate this fancy new approach to safe sex.

Ladies, you'll want to see this enthralling Origami Condom demonstration, and decide for yourself if you'd be willing to experience it in person.

Here's a video of the Origami Condom being compared to a regular condom. Now, I'm not sure how I'd grade this video -- is it safe for work if it doesn't technically show a penis? -- but we should probably err on the side of caution: this clip involves dildos, rubbers, and a pair of disembodied hands doing a lot of Demonstrative Stroking. In other words, maybe don't hit play if the kids or your boss are around:

Sooooo, is it just me, or all those ridges a little terrifying? I feel like being on the receiving end, so to speak, would be really uncomfortable. And there would be weird noises. And it sort of looks like it might peel off altogether and be left behind after the party's over.

Plus, I know existing condoms are far from perfect, but the bumbling way the guy puts on the regular one is just tragic. Like, dude, is this seriously your at-home method? I feel sorry for his partner, is all I'm saying. It reminds me of those As Seen On TV people where they can't do anything right:

Anyway, it may be that the Origami Condom works better as a solo sex toy, since all those ridges and the fluid lining are meant to "stimulate sex without a condom for a man." In other words, it's strong enough for a man ... but mayyyyybe not exactly made for a woman.

What do you think of the Origami Condom? Would you give it a try?

Image via Origami Condom

Filed Under: turn-offs, sex toys, sex


  • dirti...


    January 17, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    we don't use condoms, so no, not us. yay iud! ;) 

  • fleur...


    January 17, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    The origami condom looks like it would fall off with too much deep or vigorous thrusting. So it wouldn't be good for me ;)

  • fleur...


    January 17, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Also I agree with Linda that the guy in the demo who is trying to put on a regular condom is tragic! Idk what his problem his or why it takes him so long. My guy does it with one motion in under a second! 

  • amiec...


    January 17, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    How much did they have to pay a guy to stroke some condom covered dildos...? o.O lol!! as weird as it looks, I get what they're trying to accomplish: the reluctance of dudes who don't want to wrap it. So if this makes even one guy use condoms and stop spreading disease/unwanted pregnancy then I'm all for it. 

  • Miriam
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    January 17, 2013 at 7:22 PM
    It looks like fun! I´d give it a try
  • Evaly...


    January 17, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Thank god for having my tubes tied. Condoms were an annoyance for me from the get go. I'm all for improving them though, and I hope the demo showed a prototype..It looked a little rigid.

  • Blues...


    January 17, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    We don't use them, but I would try this one if we did. If it provides a more enjoyable experience for the guy than a regular condom maybe more guys wouldn't be so reluctant about wearing them.

  • Death...


    January 18, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    I would totally try it! Why be so concerned about the look when it's gonna disappear anyways lol ;)

    Don't knock it 'til you rock it 

  • jayso...


    January 19, 2013 at 12:06 AM
    I hate condoms. Me and my guy are very crazy in the bedroom and every time we try and use a condom they break or fall off so we just gave up
  • Melis...


    January 20, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Thank goodness we don't use condoms. My husband and I both detest them. After our baby is born, an IUD it will be.

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