When sex is done right it feels oh so good. When it’s not, uh, no. I should know; I’ve had really bad sex, really great sex, and sex I rather forget. You know, that sex that freaks you out after the fact, and your head spins with thoughts like:
Ew, I feel dirty. How desperate am I? And if he has herpes? What if I’m pregnant?
And it wouldn’t matter that we used a condom. Kissing and grinding booty-butt naked was enough to instill the fear of STD’s in me!
Luckily, condoms do help; more specifically, a condom recently invented by three teenagers from the UK. While you were watching “90210” as a teen (guilty), these kids designed a condom that glows in the dark when coming near a sexually transmitted disease, and won a prize at the Teen Tech Awards. The condom changes colors depending on the STD it comes in contact with. Let me guess: red is for itchy crabs?! Actually, it goes like this: green for chlamydia, purple for HPV, yellow for herpes and blue for syphilis.
One of the 14-year-old geniuses had this to say about their health-conscious invention:
“We knew that STIs [sexually transmitted infections] were a huge problem in the UK,” Daanyaal Ali told the Washington Post. “We saw a gap in the market and we wanted to help people feel safer.”
Do you feel safer? You better. Cause if the condom glows, you gotta go!