The recent developments in the field of contraceptives have certainly left us feeling amused. After the introduction of achaar (pickle)- flavoured condoms, the recent introduction of penile stickers has got everyone talking.
An alternative to condoms, the stickers seal the tip of the penis and very similar to a band-aid. Describing the product, the website reads, "For obvious reasons, nature left the tip open. Not so convenient when sex turns your nest into a Jizz-Fest. Cover the tip and seal it tight. Gentleman, you pack it in, you pack it out. Bathroom trip's yours."
They have further added, "A crazy idea as simple as sex itself. Designed for real human need. Sex is simple. But messy." Made a company called 'JifTip', the sticker is not an alternative for a condom and neither does it provide protection during sex. The company has clearly stated that neither does it prevent pregnancy nor does it protect one against STDs.
The JifTip sticker costs $6 and is shipped worldwide. "It's beta! We promise it won't work for everyone, nothing does. How can you know? How can anyone know? -until they try," the makers asserted. On the topic of protection, they added, "Healthy skin is a virtually impenetrable natural germ barrier."
While this product has got everyone talking, there has been a lot of opposition for the same from the medical community.