Anything with the word "super" sounds pretty intriguing, and the combination of the words, "super" and "condom" is like, doubly intriguing.
According to The Independent, scientists from Texas A&M University Health Science Center invented a "super condom," that will increase sexual pleasure and be anti-HIV. First, there's an anti-oxidant inside the condom that will apparently "enhance neurotransmitters," which will effect nerve endings and result in a really, really good time. Secondly, this crazy condom's coated with a "hydrogel-based product" that is meant to kill the HIV virus. "Super," indeed.
In an interview with BBC, researcher Mahua Choudhery said that the condoms could be made very affordably, perhaps only costing $1. But, these are still just in the prototype stage and Choudhery estimates that it will take about a year or so to get them on the market.
2016 is already looking up.
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Kara King is a News Writer at Thrillist and knows condoms also make excellent water balloons. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her at @karatillie.