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Anti-rape condom with 'teeth' hits the market

Rape-aXe, the new anti-rape condom
 Rape-aXe, the new anti-rape condom       Photo: Courtesy

By Brian Okoth (@BrianOkoth2)

An anti-rape female condom has been invented by a South African woman. Sonette Ehlers, works as a blood technician with the South African Blood Transfusion Service. In the course of her duty, she has met and treated many rape victims.

The device, known as the Rape-aXe is a latex sheath embedded with shafts of sharp, inward-facing microscopic barbs that resemble fish bones which is worn by a woman in her vagina like a tampon.

If an attacker was to attempt vaginal rape, his manhood would enter the latex sheath and be snagged by the barbs, causing him much pain during withdrawal, giving his victim time to escape.

The condom would remain attached to the attacker’s body when he withdraws and could only be removed surgically, which would alert hospital staff and police.

This device could assist in the identification and prosecution of rapists.


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