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Are Foam Condoms for Real?

Posted by Condomologist on April 21, 2009

Sketchy details are emerging from a Chinese bio-medical company suspiciously named Blue Cross and their promotion of foam condom that is sprayed into the vagina. Popsci.com reports on this innovation, made from so-called nanosilver, and warns us to be wary of unknown risks, which I’ll second considering the Blue Cross website itself is rather vague and its faulty English descriptions somewhat alarming. They claim the foam has contraceptive, lubricating and anti-biotic qualities, and if effective and safe would provide a welcome new addition to the world of contraception — especially for women who cannot insist on traditional condom use. Calling this a condom is a bit of a misnomer to begin with — it sounds more like Nonoxynol-9-based contraceptive foam — and I should point out that the EPA has serious questions about nano-particles of silver   and their safety is questioned by many researchers. But if it’s on the market — even the Chinese one — it’s my duty to report on it. Let’s hope it does more good than harm.

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