Meet â€˜consent condomâ€™, the newest condom to enter the safe-sex market. This new innovation is the handiwork of TulipÃ¡n, an Argentinian sex toy company and requires four hands to open â€” ensuring that both parties are equally involved in the decision to have sex. This new rubber invention will not only encourage safe-sex but also help avoid â€˜stealthingâ€™. In case you heart heard of the term, stealthing is a very controversial and obnoxious practice where a man wearing a condom will deliberately and secretly remove a condom during sex without consent from their partner.
Stealthing has conjured a lot of debate regarding consent and safe sex in the recent times as many feel that removing condom without the other personâ€™s knowledge is tantamount to â€˜rapeâ€™ at the same time increasing the risks of STDâ€™s. United Nations report that at least 35 percent of women globally have experienced a form of sexual assault.
Joaquin Campins, the general director of the BBDO agency, which cooperated with the condom brand on the special pack, said, â€œIf it's not a yes, it's a noâ€™â€™.
â€œTulipÃ¡n has always spoken of safe pleasure but for this campaign we understood that we had to talk about the most important thing in every sexual relationship â€” pleasure is possible only if you both give your consent,â€ says Joaquin Campins according to the New York Post.
The condoms reportedly aim to raising awareness for the rights of those who are HIV positive in the country, after a nationwide survey revealed only 14.5 percent of Argentinian men said they regularly used condoms during sex.