Three teenagers in the age of 13 and 14, came up with the idea to develop condoms that can detect STDs.
The Washington Post explains that the condoms would contain antibodies that would interact with the antigens of STDs. The condom would then change colors, depending on the type of STD. For instance, the condom could turn green for chlamydia, yellow for herpes and blue for syphilis.
The trio won a price at the UK’s TeenTech Awards with their idea. Apparently they have already been approached by condom manufacturers that are willing to work on this idea together with them.
Yet, the idea is not completely perfect. Will the condom only detect an STD at the ‘receiving’ party, or also wit the carrier of the condom? And what would happen if the condom comes into contact with multiple STDs?
Still, it is great that teenagers think of ways to have safe sex.