If you’ve ever bought a computer, you have given Bill Gates some money. Now Bill wants to give back, by inspiring inventors around the world to improve the dong envelope so it feels good to wear during sex.
This is not just because Bill wants to do fratboys and women who are sick of jerks whining about how it doesn’t feel as good a solid. He’s trying to help prevent untold amounts of human misery:
The primary drawback from the male perspective is that condoms decrease pleasure as compared to no condom, creating a trade-off that many men find unacceptable… Is it possible to develop a product without this stigma, or better, one that is felt to enhance pleasure? If so, would such a product lead to substantial benefits for global health, both in terms of reducing the incidence of unplanned pregnancies and in prevention of infection with HIV or other STIs?
In other words, if condoms feel good to use, more people will use them, especially in places where sexually transmitted diseases are killing people like, well, like horrible diseases.
The challenge to inventors is simple: Use materials science, redesign the shape, or use other methods to make people want to use condoms, like making your friend with the screaming brat go door to door and tell kids about the joys of parenthood.
Personally, we think Bill should take a close look at Pronto Condoms:
Come on, that tagline alone will make people more aware of condoms.