A leading condom manufacturer in Switzerland has created extra-small condoms for boys as young as 12 years old, the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph reported.
The condom, called the Hotshot, was produced after family planning groups and the Swiss AIDS Federation campaigned to have the condoms made following several studies that showed adolescent boys were not using proper protection when engaging in intercourse.
“The result that shocked us concerned young boys who display apparently risky behavior,” Nancy Bodmer, who headed the research, told the newspaper. “They have more of a tendency not to protect themselves. They do not have a very developed sexual knowledge. They do not understand the consequences of what they are doing and leave the young girls to take care of the consequences.”
Bodmer said the results of the study suggest that early prevention makes sense.
There is no point in making condoms for 12-year-olds if their parents are gonna freak out when they try to buy them, let’s be honest here, most moms see a 12-year-old as a 7-year-old child, for them to even talk to someone that young about sex is the same as perverting a 5-year-old.
The idea is nice and all but I don’t think it’s gonna work, besides youngsters feel ashamed when they try to buy condoms at their local minimart or pharmacy, as if the clerk is gonna say something to them, we’ve all gone through that at some point..
I doubt they will sell well.