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Could New British 'Viagra Condom' Encourage Safe Sex?

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By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. on May 12, 2011 6:46 AM

If you watch late night television, you'd be hard-pressed to find a channel that doesn't, at least once an hour, pitch a pill (or another product) to cure erectile dysfunction.

But what about those men who don't have E.D., yet deflate at even the thought of wearing a rubber?

Enter the 'Viagra condom.'

In its final stages of European regulatory approval, British company Futura Medical is getting ready to release CSD500, a condom that is scientifically proven to provide longer-lasting pleasure.

Nicknamed the 'Viagra condom,' its inside is coated with a gel that increases blood flow, reports The Independent. You know what comes next.

The condom is designed to "give men with condom-related erectile dysfunction a better option," and hopefully encourage them to engage in safe-sex.

Studies have shown that men with condom deflation problems are more likely to forgo wearing one altogether, notes The Independent.

There's no word yet on whether the 'Viagra condom' will be hitting the U.S. market anytime in the future, but if it does, it won't be for a few years.

Federal Drug Administration approval is necessary for any medical or drug product that a company wishes to sell within the United States.

Regulations require that the company provide clinical data of a certain magnitude, and that the scientific studies show that the product is safe and effective.

Once provided, a team of scientists and physicians will review the studies and give a final recommendation.

This process can take anywhere from 1 to 12 years.

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