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Monday, August 18, 2008

Spraying It

posted by on August 18 at 11:20 AM

The spray-on condom:

spraycondom.jpg…The prototype, which began testing last year, consists of a hard plastic tube with nozzles that spray liquid latex from all directions, much like the water jets in the tunnel of a car wash. According to Krause, there are numerous advantages to his spray-on condom. “The condom fits 100% perfectly, so the safety is much higher than a standard condom’s, and it feels more natural.”

But there are some stumbling blocks. The men who tested the spray-on condom had a few hesitations, Krause says. Some were “a little bit afraid to use the tube” and would only try it on their fingers. Others worried that the mechanism, which hisses as it sprays, might ruin the mood.

For those of us who grew up (or still live) with the incessant problem of indoor insects (a problem that does not exist in Seattle), and a problem that was temporarily solved with some poison blasted from an aerosol can, it will be hard to dissociate the spraying of pests from this spraying of the penis—all the more so if the one who is spraying is the one you are about to do it with.

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There are probably some lesbians who might consider penises as pests.

Posted by Spoogie | August 18, 2008 11:25 AM

I guess if you have a latex allergy you're screwed... no wait, I guess if you have a latex allergy you're NOT screwed.

Posted by monkey | August 18, 2008 11:41 AM

If it's sprayed on (I imagine it sticks to the skin), how do you remove it? (Paint thinner???) And where's does the sperm goes when you cum??

Posted by Sirkowski | August 18, 2008 11:54 AM

I think I'll just continue to use the tried and true condom type. And as Sirkowski points out, where does the ejaculate go? Does the device know that you need a bit of room at the end of the condom?

I just shared this article with everyone near me in the coffee shop. No one offered to try this with me.

Posted by Jonny H | August 18, 2008 11:57 AM

What if you don't get an even coverage? Would you have to turn all the lights on to make sure you're doing it right? This really seems like a dumb product and much less idiot proof than a plain, old condom.

Posted by keshmeshi | August 18, 2008 11:58 AM

@5, it's obviously time for you to go to the Bellevue Avenue Institute for Condom Rigor to conduct several rounds of testing.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | August 18, 2008 12:00 PM

Um, cold?

Posted by Greg | August 18, 2008 12:35 PM


You are dreadfully unfunny.

Posted by keshmeshi | August 18, 2008 12:52 PM

How about a spray on pussy blocker?

Posted by Vince | August 18, 2008 12:57 PM

How easy is the stuff to remove afterwards?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | August 18, 2008 1:23 PM

@6: Drop it.

Posted by Mikki | August 18, 2008 2:11 PM
Posted by Cookie W. Monster | August 18, 2008 2:48 PM

For those worried about getting the latex off afterwards that's usually pretty easy as long as you were careful about hair getting caught in it (that would suck).

My concern is the lack of space for the ejaculate as mentioned by other posters. But also the fact that any liquid latex I've encountered has a good amount of ammonia and sulfur and needs to be aired out before use.

Posted by Sven | August 19, 2008 3:14 AM

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