Everyone is calling out this new "consent condom" that needs four hands to open it

11 April 2019, 17:33

Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

"Frankly it's incredibly optimistic of them to think that the kind of man who doesn't care about consent *does* want to use a condom."

It might be 2019 but sadly some people still don't understand the meaning of consent when it comes to having sex. The issue has become such a problem that an Argentine sex toy company, Tulipán, has created a special condom that needs four hands for it to be opened.

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For those of you who don't know, consent means giving permission for something to happen or agreeing to do something. It can, of course, be revoked at anytime.

The "consent condom" was created to highlight and raise awareness surrounding the issues with consent. To open the condoms, there has to be two people holding both their hands on different buttons on the packet. The condom is then released.

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Someone invented a "consent condom" and everyone absolutely hates it. Picture: Twitter:@TulipanARG/FOX

Tulipán created the product with AHF Argentina, an organisation campaigning for the rights of those living with HIV.

The consent condom is currently being handed out for free around the country's capital in order to help fight the HIV issue in the country. However, the company are planning on selling it at a later date.

But the announcement of the world's first consent condom triggered some pressing questions. People pointed out that using the condom doesn't demonstrate someone had given their consent because, as we know, that can change at any time, including when the condom has already been opened.

It also makes condoms harder to use, meaning someone might be less likely to slip one on.

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