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You see this weird ass plastic-looking thing? Apparently it's a condom, and it could be the next big thing in safe sex. The Origami is a collapsible silicone condom inspired by, well, origami, and it's designed to be a stronger, more comfortable, and realistic alternative to latex. They're also going to make a variety of condom types, including a male, female, and anal condom.

From what we can tell, it looks a little thicker than the typical latex condom, but it seems like there's some pretty snazzy technology at work here. Check out a demonstration with the male model:

ORIGAMI vs. Latex Condom from ORIGAMI Condoms on Vimeo.

The developers of Origami hope to have these condoms out by 2015. Until then, this project is definitely worth keeping an eye on.

Check out more at the Origami website.

Image via Heavy.

 

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