That’s a phrase all men yearn to hear. Wish granted! … thanks to some brilliant minds in — you guessed it — Guangdong province. According to a very vague Xinhua photo caption, a condom-in-a-can (or, if you prefer, it’s sexed-up official name: “Nanometer-silver Cryptomorphic Condom”) has been approved by Guangdong’s “drug administration,” and somehow that means it can now be sold throughout China. The man pictured is the proud owner of a spray condom in Hubei province’s Yichang.
The Register points out that a similar liquid condom, albeit in gel form, manufactured by a Sino-Canadian joint venture named Blue Cross Bio-Medical (Beijing) Co., Ltd. has been on the market for a while now, and according to the always-reliable made-in-china.com the product has “Chinese FDA approval!” (exclamation mark added by them … not sure if it is meant to signify pride or shock):
As a chemical antiseptic and physical barrier, it is designed to protect the vaginal and cervical surface. It can remain in the vagina for a long time without destroying the vagina’s chemical balance. It can effectively kill gynecological disease pathogens such as staphylococcus aureus, Candida, coliform bacillus, and can prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Daily use of this product can help maintain genital hygiene and prevent infection by pathogens.
It also says free samples are available upon request, and it appears you could make a request here. If that doesn’t work, try this. Here’s a look at the Bluedream AI’ER Liquid Condom’s packaging.
We have heard of products similar to this before. And we remain skeptical. We were hoping to end this post with a snappy comment of some sort — maybe a caulking gun reference? — but our creative juices are currently bone dry.
Also in Shanghaiist:
Condoms for some, miniature Chinese flags for others
Shanghai shows love for it’s male inhabitants
We’re No. 1! Shanghai kicks ass in condom use
Flavored condoms: Ice Cream, Green Tea and … Ordinary? (Shanghai Diaries)