According to Gay Krant, a special condom for teens has hit the market in Switzerland. Research has shown that teens 12 to 14 years old increasingly are having sex, and frequently it is unsafe sex. The new condom is 5 millimeters smaller in diameter than the standard model (1.7 inches rather than 2.0 inches).
According to the Swiss research, a regular condom is too big for one in four youths of that age and can slip off. At that age, the penis is not always fully grown.
The new prophylactic, produced by the Swiss-based company Lamprecht AG, is called ‘Hotshot’ and is available at pharmacies and on the website of the Swiss AIDS Federation. It is not currently available outside Switzerland.