Condom in a can

China welcomes a new and yak-worthy form of contraception.

By Rebecca Traister
Published December 6, 2005 5:43PM (EST)

This is one of those stories I wish I had not come across on Feministing today. Apparently, there's a new kind of contraception on sale in China, and it comes in a can.

It's a "liquid condom" for women called the Nanometer-silver Cryptomorphic Condom (or, if you're in amorous embrace and want to get your paws on it in a hurry, "NCC"). It looks like a can of silly string, except that when the long nozzle is inserted into a woman's vagina, out shoots an "antiseptic foam spray" that's supposed to form a "physical membrane" that blocks sperm, prevents infection and -- bonus! -- aids in lubrication.


Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister writes for Salon. She is the author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women" (Free Press). Follow @rtraister on Twitter.

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