Weekend Fun: Musical Condoms
Hryhory Chausovsky, a Ukrainian scientist, has invented a condom that plays music during sex, Korrespondent magazine reported yesterday. Chausovsky developed the birth-control device as a novelty and as an aid for more pleasurable love-making. A miniature loudspeaker and motion sensor implanted in the condom’s upper cuff provides a range of musical tones during sex. Music volume depends on intensity of love-making and tone varies based on the sexual position.
The condom’s main limitation, however, is primitive sound quality, similar to tones produced by first-generation cellphones. Testing has shown no danger of electric shock to users of the device, Chausovsky claimed. Condoms and other birth-control devices are generally unpopular in Ukraine, a country suffering one of the highest HIV-infection rates in the world. Sex novelty items nevertheless have found a small but growing market in recent years among the country’s small middle class.