Better, Safer Sex: On the Hunt for a Condom People Will Actually Like

As STD rates rise, researchers are looking to reinvent the most reliable disease-preventing contraception

Rolling Stone
Apr 26 · 7 min read
Condoms have roots stretching back to 3,000 B.C. Photo: Classen Rafael/EyeEm/Getty Images

By Allie Volpe

When biomedical engineer Robert Gorkin saw the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s 2013 call for submissions for a next-generation

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