Very little innovation comes to condoms. It's been an incredibly long time since a serious innovation took place. Adjustments are made in baby steps that aren't necessarily doing a whole lot for pleasure or safety. This one has ribs. This one feels like icy hot. This one smells like a factory where they make artificial watermelon flavoring.
LELO, dubbed "the Apple of the pleasure product industry," is setting out to take a major step forward in condom design. That may not be a phrase you've thought much about — condom design — but it should be now. The designers were inspired by the molecular structure of graphene to create a condom that solves three of the major issues with condoms: Slippage, breakage, and reduced pleasure.
It's some much needed innovation for a product whose last major innovation was a reservoir tip, added 70 years ago.
So why hexagons? “There’s a reason why honeycombs are the shape they are, and why snake scales move the way they do. It’s because hexagons are strong, symmetrical, and tessellate perfectly," says Filip Sedec, founder and inventor of Hex. "They’re one of nature’s go-to shapes for anything needing to be at once lightweight, and incredibly strong. That’s why the structure of Graphene – the thinnest, strongest material we know of today is ... you guessed it, hexagonal.”