A sex toy retailer from Argentina called Tulipan has launched the world’s first ever ‘consent condoms’. These condoms are packaged in a special pack which requires four hands to open it.
To begin with, let’s have a look at some facts:
1. A survey by United Nation states that at least 35% of women around the world have experienced a form of sexual assault.
2. 94% of the rape survivors suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome.
3. One out of every three female rape victims contemplates suicide.
Though this condom cannot directly stop rape, it’s certainly a pretty good way to ascertain consent!
The consent condoms have four special points on the packaging, which when pressed simultaneously unpacks its contents.
— Tulipán Argentina (@TulipanARG) April 3, 2019
“Tulipán has always spoken of safe pleasure but for this campaign we understood that we had to talk about the most important thing in every sexual relationship — pleasure is possible only if you both give your consent,” said Joaquin Campins of the ad agency responsible for marketing the condom. “If it’s not a yes, it’s a no,” he added, reports The New York Post.
Apart from reiterating the need for consent, the condoms also aim at spreading awareness about HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Earlier, the same company had also introduced another honeycomb shaped condom that was designed to continue providing some protection when broken.
The consent condoms are presently being distributed free at some bars in Argentina. They will soon make way to the supermarket shelves worldwide assures Tulipán.
Will these condoms bring a better change in society? What’s your take on them?