A 'scrotal condom' has been developed to cover the entire crotch area during sex, to lower the risk of catching sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Would you wear condom PANTS? New 'scrotal shield' which covers entire genital area is developed for safer sex
- 'Scroguard' has been developed by two entrepreneurs in the U.S.
- Made from latex, it covers entire crotch area, reducing skin on skin contact
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be transmitted this way
- Normal condoms covering the penis do not protect the whole pubic area
- However, product has not been officially approved to protect against STIs
- Manufacturer warns the pants may make 'farting sound' if air gets in imside
Scroguard is worn with a condom and reduces skin on skin contact, lowering the risk of catching infections like herpes or genital warts which are transmitted through contact with skin.
It has been designed people who want extra 'peace of mind', men with a high sex drive who enjoy sexual variety and couples and individuals who 'love to swing', developers said.
STI's are transmitted through unprotected sex, genital secretions, skin-on-skin contact or contact with open sores.
Normal male condoms are designed to stop a man's semen from coming into contact with his partner, and can protect against STIs when worn properly.
They protect the skin around the penis, but leave the scrotum and pubic region uncovered.
Made from rubber latex – the same material as normal condoms - Scroguard covers the whole area, shielding the skin and blocking genital secretions.
Writing on their website, Scroguard's developers said: 'Both genital herpes and HPV can spread to your scrotum and pubic region through direct skin-to-skin contact and genital secretions during sex, even from someone who has completely normal looking skin with no visible warts or sores.'
'And, in the U.S., more than 50 per cent of sexually active men and women will get at least one of these STDs at some point in their lives.'
Scroguard was developed by two entrepreneurs based in Atlanta in the U.S., who made their first prototype in March this year.