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THE MOST INOVATIVE AND HIGH TECH CONDOM
AND WHY IT MIGHT NOT HIT THE AFRICAN CONTINENT FOR 12 YEARS
By Brian Miner (editor)

"You Don't Need A Condom - You Need A Kit"

The Problem is you just have half a aids prevention program

This is what a kit would be
American or modern version - (Citizens with running water and hygiene)
It is a packet a little bit bigger than a regular size male condom but thicker. It includes a male condom in
one layer. The next layer you have a female condom. It must have a extra wide lip that your partner pulls up
on to have oral . With out this lip the woman's condom is useless. The purpose of oral is not to digest
your partners bodily fluids. Another layer you have two wet towels or towelettes different in color or pattern
so they can be distinguished. You don't want to accidently use your partners wet towel after they used it. You can
also make a double in size towelette that has a perforated line in the middle that tears in half.
The last layer you have edible or water based lubricant thick enough so it wont come out until you squeeze
it with your thumb. Condom to condom you need lubricant or they will quickly falter because there is no
longer any natural lubrication. You open the packet at the tear line and all compartments are exposed.
The lubricant has a small opening at the tear.
The African Version (Citizens without running water or hygiene)
Basically this kit is specifically for
African nations that don't have running water or hygiene. You may call it the refugee version. Were hoping that
the popularity of the wet towels are going to make these kits a big hit. A quick way to clean or freshen
up morning , noon and evening and try to make these citizens carry these kits if not for the wet towels and
that's what we want, to try to make citizens carry them for any reason we can, day or night. The problem
is, unlike the American or modern version we cant have children in aids stricken communities opening
up condoms in school to get cleaned up for lunch but their going to have to be a part of their life if their
going to survive and get out of this dilemma. The other issue is the cost of these kits. To be practical they cant just throw
away the rest of the contents and remember when you open up the modern version all compartments
are exposed. The African version must be packaged differently. We package a male condom, a woman's condom
and lubricant (three layers) in one packet and put this trio inside another packet that includes a
wet towel. The trio could also be in one compartment of a two compartment packet with the towelette in the other.
When you open it the wet towel is exposed but the trio inside is still intact and since their worth money
we don't think it will be thrown away. The tear line on the packet is in the middle so they cant cheat -
take out the trio and roll up the wet towel in the packet and then carry it. The split in two packet would be
to small to roll up or that would be the goal. Elders can give them to their husband , wife or children every
morning and they will bring the trio home and trade it for a new kit. Just because the consumer of the African
or refugee version are impoverished doesn't mean manufacturers can skimp on the product in other words
the way that the box looks, the fragrance and size of the towelettes and taste or after taste of the condoms
is very important to make these kits successful and it might be better to do surveys and let their
small communities dictate the product , not their income. These customized kits can have aid agencies names on them so
if their sold on the black market they can be recognized and confiscated. These kits are costlier than single male condoms.
Alternative Kit
One male condom. one 8 by 8 sheet of latex or cling wrap type
of material - both sides must be distinguished , two towelettes and lubricant.
You can also make your own kits -
put condoms, towelettes , lubricant, perfume or cologne samples available online in sandwich bags.
Personalize your own kits and have them ready so all you have to do is grab one before you go out.
These kits would be obsolete from the get go. Couples might not take the time to open all these packets but until
kits come out this is the best bet. These kits can also be used by same sex couples but it will take one kit each.
The woman's condom is still experimental and come in all shapes and sizes including panty condoms.
No one knows what a woman's condom is supposed to look like. Some are down and out right scams, they just put
a regular male condom and put woman's on the packet. This might be the reason their not stocked at most
major retail chains and some pharmacies not because of negligence. Woman might have to ask the pharmacist if
they carry them in front of other customers if they cant find them on the shelf and that's not fair to
the consumer. People with infectious diseases have to tell their would be partners and there's a lot of
heart break. Its not easy doing it over and over. Most will not tell you anything. There needs to be a
subscription condom certified for use against aids so the victim will have a tool they can use to convince their
would be partner that its certified against aids and have a chance at a normal relation ship. Also they might
need a subscription to pay for the condoms because a active couple might use three kits in one session and
that can be expensive and if they cant afford them without a prescription they might not be used even if they
have a sexually transmittable disease .There are only two female condom manufacturers in the US but they cobrand.
Both companies were innovators but now they might be holding their industry back. They say their product
is not a novelty in the US , then how come their not on the shelf. The best thing they can do is partner with
male condom manufactures that have more experience in design. The best bet to get these kits on the market in 15 months
instead of twelve years is to find manufacturers that strictly cobrand or manufacturer the products in their
distributers names and design instead of one manufacture trying to hoard the product or force other manufacturers
or distributers to do business with them and stopping these kits from being a success. I really think these kits will
modernize the condom industry and get consumers to use them 5% to 7% more but a goal could be 15% .
Theirs a fine line in teaching
sex education at schools. They can tell a man how to put on a condom, but if they teach how to have better sex
the teacher becomes under scrutiny and the lawyers start showing up. Until Now. To cross the line all they
have to do is read the new directions which says
"When the male condom reservoir or woman's' condom becomes full
or over lubricated its time for both partners to change their condoms and you will immediately get all the
friction back"

We have erased that fine line. A good sales slogan can be
"It takes two - condoms that is" or
"I have mine - Wears yours - Oops.


Please Advocate For This New Product

NOTE - since I have been sending this around for some time to condom and towelette manufacturers -
one manufacturer started to make a two compartment packet - they can put a liquid and towelette together in a
two compartment packet - now one is claiming they made a three compartment packet for a customer at a trade show -
currently there is no product that requires a three or four compartment packet.


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