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Contraception, snake oil

Guys don’t tape your penis shut instead of using a condom

I admit the penis is not my professional wheelhouse but after someone sent me the horror that is Jiftip the Diktip I could not resist. After all Alex Jones has proven that men are equally vulnerable to snake oil and I do not want any guys trying this or any female partners getting pregnant because of it (it seems aimed at that demographic).

The product, Jiftip, is an adhesive plaster for the penis. Like a penis Post-It Note (sorry 3M).

I believe this image says it all.

First of all there are no studies. Yes, I looked. As far as medical products go “beta-testing” appears to be snake oil Parseltongue for send-us-your-cash-we-have-done-absofuckinlutely-no work-on-this-what-so-ever-but-it-seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-3 a.m. Ethical researchers do not release “beta” products they complete Phase 1 studies and then recruit for Phase 2 studies.

Does this product prevent pregnancy? Who knows. It is untested. In fact, they actually admit that studies are “years away.” Nice.  In fact, they want you to be their guinea pigs!

Could this be damaging? I am not appropriately confident medically speaking regarding the penis so I asked Dr. Rajiv Singal who is a urologist. Dr. Singal said,

“Yikes. Seems like a bad idea. During ejaculation there is a contraction of the bulbocavernosal muscle and closure of the bladder neck. That is what propels semen forward. There would be no pressure transmitted to the bladder because it is closed. There would be pressure changes within the urethra, however whether that degree of barotrauma would lead to urethral injury and stricture formation I am not sure. Hard to quantify that risk but higher than not blocking the urethra I suspect!”

Could it be a plausible hypothesis? Possibly, but after seeing their distinctive anti-condom message I am less inclined to be charitable and more inclined to think some dudes were playing around with a Tegaderm. Saying condoms suck is a very, very bad message when you are not offering a safe alternative.

Even though most guys will (hopefully) not buy this untested product of unknown safety visitors to Jiftip are still getting a not so subliminal message that condoms are like taking a bath in socks. This is harmful and quite frankly irresponsible. Condoms save lives, protect the reproductive tract from damaging infections, and prevent pregnancies. Jiftip has not proven it can do any of these.

I may just be a rural OB/GYN but I am pretty sure the words ejaculation, penis, and barotrauma are not reassuring when used together. A brand new type of prophylactic needs testing to make sure it doesn’t damage the urethra, that it actually prevents pregnancy, and that it can protect against sexually transmitted infections.

Jiftip is a product of unknown efficacy and risk and comes with a decidedly anti-health message. It is irresponsible to promote something like this and especially in this way.

Give Jiftip a hard pass.

 

Discussion

102 thoughts on “Guys don’t tape your penis shut instead of using a condom

  1. I truly believe everyone has missed the point with jiftip. While not for everyone this would actually be great for many people, one example being a couple in a committed relationship who can’t use condoms or go on the pill or other hormone based contraceptives. It’s not a condom, you use it to block pre-cum then peel it off and spray! How exactly is that harmful? Why should people who don’t fit the mold of traditional contraception be forced to miss all the fun.

    Posted by Sam | August 2, 2017, 7:27 pm
    • Pretty sure you didn’t read this post

      Posted by Dr. Jen Gunter | August 2, 2017, 7:33 pm
      • I did read it, you talk about ejaculating while wearing jiftip just like every other journo/Dr posting about this but that isn’t even how it’s meant to be used, they clearly state that.

        Posted by Sam | August 2, 2017, 7:37 pm
      • “one example being a couple in a committed relationship who can’t use condoms or go on the pill or other hormone based contraceptives.”

        did you even read their advertisment warning? it specifically says NOT TO USE THIS PRODUCT TO PREVENT PREGNANCY OR STI.

        Sam, you’re stupid.

        end of.

        which of course means this product is designed for YOU.

        or it’s stinky cheesebait set out by a troll who thought the female version that came out a few months back was ridiculous so needed a counterpart.

        Posted by Ichthyic | August 5, 2017, 8:15 am
      • Thanks, Doc

        Posted by Neil S. McShane | August 6, 2017, 1:04 pm
    • And that would be great in porn reality but that isn’t always the case in reality.

      For starters, they mention how much it hurts. Yes, because when you are at the moment of orgasm, what you really want to do is rip this super adhesive off the most sensitive part of the penis. And two, what happens to the pre-cum that slides back down the urethra? For that matter, what do you think will happen if the orgasm happens before you even get the chance to rip it off? This is a TERRIBLE idea.

      Posted by Todd (@fmacanadaguy) | August 2, 2017, 8:50 pm
    • Now, I don’t want to imply I speak for all women, but I’m pretty sure most women in committed heterosexual relationships aren’t interested in having their partner “spray” all over them everytime them have sex. Your description here and in other comments makes clear that the appeal is a whole lot more porn fantasy than it is about safer sex.

      Also… there are a million types of condoms out there. If one type doesn’t work for you, you can try another one. It will probably turn out a lot better in the long run than trusting “jiftip.”

      Posted by Shannon | August 2, 2017, 10:25 pm
      • It amazes me how closed minded all these comments are, not even caring about the fact this could benefit a lot of people but just because it doesn’t fit your needs you attack it and me personally. As a beta tester who has used it, let me explain very clearly how it is used. It’s not meant to be a scramble to peel it off on the “gravy stroke”, quality sex isn’t all about the climax it’s about feeling your partner. Another example of someone this helped and I share their sentiment, the women can’t go on the pill and the couple have been using condoms for years. She’s ecstatic this allows her to feel the full intimacy of his skin touching her skin while inside her. They are not worried they will have to peel the jiftip off and then finish the sex with a hand or mouth, in fact many girls actually love finishing their man with their mouth for all the prudes on here, it’s not about replicating porn. They just shared the intensity of feeling each other completely, so what they couldn’t have a vaginal ejaculation, they can do this anytime with a condom. So again I ask in light of this information, how is Jiftip harmful?

        Posted by Sam | August 3, 2017, 7:10 am
    • Well thank goodness you’re a tantric sex god who is in perfect control of his dong, but that’s not every guy out there. So for those types it could present a very real risk to their health, when there are zero risk alternatives that have been on the market for decades. Or, y’know, could just get yourself castrated if pregnancies are truly the only thing you’re worried about.

      Posted by Peter V. | August 3, 2017, 7:40 am
      • obviously it’s not for everyone, agreed someone who struggles to control their ejaculation should definitely steer clear of this

        Posted by Sam | August 3, 2017, 7:45 am
    • 1) Who “can’t use condoms?” Can’t use latex I understand, but there are lambskin and vinyl condoms, as well. I used lambskin for years in my single days.

      2) There are IUDs and diaphragms in the world.

      3) Men could just bank sperm and get vasectomies. You can still be a father if you choose, but with zero risk of unintended pregnancy. Still a disease risk, however. FYI, I’ve looked into it — the cost of maintaining sperm in a sperm bank is roughly the same as the pill costs women.

      Posted by Dana | August 3, 2017, 11:12 am
    • For fuck’s sake, this is the worst idea since the rhythm method and abstinence. This is not protection and now guys will buy this product thinking they are safe from getting/giving STI’s. This is nothing but charlatanism and wishful thinking for the new millennium.

      Posted by Adam Vitti | August 3, 2017, 4:12 pm
      • it’s less “wishful thinking” and more of a whole fuckboys want sex without condoms because society has taught them condoms feel bad and STD’s only happen to “”whores””. Otherwise known as the next generation of deadbeat parents.

        Posted by Alex | August 5, 2017, 11:00 am
    • This is your creation, isn’t it, Sam?

      Posted by Optio Camra | August 4, 2017, 10:05 am
    • I cannot reply to your comments below, so I’ll just reply here. You keep mentioning a man and a woman in a committed relationship who don’t want to use condoms, and she cannot go on the pill. First, I’m not sure if you’re aware, but the pill isn’t the only option for birth control for women. My Dr. doesn’t want me on the pill either, due to the fact that it can cause stroke and I have had a history of chronic migraines. There are other options, and in fact, most doctors prefer their use over the pill these days due to the very reason I’ve mentioned. There are IUDS and other methods — there are depo shots which is basically a shot of medroxyprogesterine at a high enough level to protect from pregnancy, they also have a nice side effect in some women at making a period shorter, lighter, or even non-existent. So if their only goal was to prevent pregnancy, she has other options. I realize you’re really set on this whole penis tab thing, but it seems like a horrible idea that could cause a man harm. Also, though i know you keep mentioning a man and woman in committed relationship, you are aware that this will probably get use from people who aren’t, and that is dangerous in of itself due to the fact that there are many diseases that proper use of a condom is meant to protect from, and in fact is suggested for use EVEN IF you are on a birth control method due to its disease prevention properties!

      Posted by Brandie | August 5, 2017, 7:08 am
    • Sam, sweetie. Sperm is not in pre-cum which we adults call pre-ejaculation fluid. Now it CAN be present, but most of your sperm is in the spray as you call it, which we adults call ejaculation fluid. If you remove this before orgasm you might as well not wear it to begin with.

      And for the rest of you, it’ really disturbs me that this isn’t your problem with Sam’s post. Who freaking cares if he read or didn’t read the article. Or if the advertisement says it’s not to be used to prevent pregnancy or STIs.

      You all are uneducated. I don’t blame you, I blame the school system’s lack of sex education. But be sure you know your crap now. Your life is literally on the line. This stuff is so easy to google these days.

      Posted by Angel of Anthropology | August 5, 2017, 7:10 pm
  2. “WHAT’S IT FOR?
    The tip is where most of your headaches come and go. Where you’re open, Jiftip has you covered. Slam the door on foreign invaders and send a few eager baby-seeds back to their room.”

    From their website. So it’s ok for women to get a disease , according to them?

    Posted by Cordtx | August 2, 2017, 7:52 pm
  3. Just speculation on my part, but if the adhesive is less than perfect I’m thinking it’s gonna be left behind … and I’m pretty sure I don’t want that left inside me … perhaps a second piece of advice needs to be offered … “women don’t do any guy trusting this penis patch”! Just Don’t .. to both genders.

    Posted by Sheila | August 2, 2017, 8:15 pm
  4. For some reason, I’m not able to reply to Sam’s second comment. I went to the Jiftip website to look at the “instructions.” It seems that the creators want you to use the “pull out” method of contraception. One is to pull out and then remove the Jiftip and then ejaculate.

    That seems to be quite the complicated task for any man to undertake. Lot’s of steps that need to be completed in such a short time but, OK?

    In their FAQ here are a couple of items:

    3. DOES IT HURT WHEN YOU TAKE IT OFF? Yes, it does hurt. But you quickly build a tolerance to it, –like drinking a beer, strange at first, suddenly you’re addicted.

    4. Jiftip grip must be strong so you can trust it to stay on inside your partner.

    5. TRIVIA: The world record for Jiftip is 6 times in 30 minutes, without removing the DikTip.

    For Sam: Number 5 seems to imply that someone actually ejaculated 6 times in 30 minutes without removing the DikTip. I’m a little unconvinced that someone can actually accomplish that. But let’s just say it’s possible.

    Where does all that ejaculate go? it doesn’t just sit there in the urethra waiting for “sweet release”, If the ejaculate is not able to be released from the urethra this is where the barotrauma comes in to play. There is an increased force exerted on to the inner walls of the urethra. I would believe this is not good especially if on is able to ejaculate 6 times in 30 minutes.

    I’m not a physicist but I would think that closing off the exit of ejaculate with the “DikTip” might exert enough force to weaken the bladder neck muscles and cause retrograde ejaculation. Although retrograde ejaculation is not harmful it does diminish the pleasure of intercourse.

    I’ll just speak to my own experience. I had a TURP back in February of this year because of BPH Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and now I experience retrograde ejaculation as a side effect of the procedure. The feeling is definitely diminished from what I experience preoperatively. My physician was very clear before the surgery that this could be a side effect and because of the size of my prostate and the issues that I was suffering I entered in to the surgery with full knowledge and would do it again if necessary.

    I’ll just go with Dr. Jen “world renowned rural Ob/Gyn” and give JifTip a “hard” pass. P.S. I see what you did there!

    Posted by rekster | August 2, 2017, 8:23 pm
    • LOL it doesn’t say anything about ejaculating 6 times, not sure any man could manage that. They’re just trying to portray that it’s application doesn’t irritate the skin if it can be applied that many times. And as a beta user I can confirm you dont wait till just as you’re about to cum and then rush to peel it off in a panic. You enjoy the intimate sex without it feeling your partners skin against yours then when ready stop vaginal sex peel it off and finish with your hand for a boob shot or wherever you care to shoot it. So no ejaculate being stored in the urethra, just a minimal amount of pre-cum, no pressure issues. I guess they need to be clearer on the site, will pass on the feedback.

      Posted by Sam | August 2, 2017, 8:32 pm
      • You are still missing the point as explained in the article. During sex the penis fills with ejaculate under a bit of pressure (note the swelling of the urethra). Males orgasm and ejaculate at the same time. At that time the pressure increases to force the ejaculate out of the penis.The pressure is released immediately by ejaculation so there is no damage to the bladder.
        The device prevents that immediate pressure release. The device forces the ejaculate to be stored in the urethra under that relatively high pressure for some seconds. Thus all of the beta testers are risking damage to their bladders.

        Posted by Ian | August 2, 2017, 9:19 pm
      • I would think that on the site of a completely untested medical product they probably ought to have BIG RED WARNINGS EVERYFUCKINGWHERE telling people a) how it’s theoretically supposed to be used considering they’re promoting it as a *replacement* for condoms, which it definitely is not and that’s probably where the confusion is coming from and b) THAT IT’S UNFUCKINGTESTED. Like, big. Really big.

        Posted by thelittlepakeha | August 2, 2017, 9:52 pm
      • “finish with your hand for a boob shot” – Wow! Doesn’t that sound romantic. Egad.

        Posted by Robyn | August 3, 2017, 5:25 am
      • i think the only sex you’ve ever had involved X-rated videos and a hanky … based solely on your descriptions of the act. When a urologist and an OB-GYN are telling you how very, very wrong you are and you argue? It doesn’t make you look clever. In fact, it makes you look like the dudebro who invented the penis post-it trying very hard to make a case and failing miserably.

        Just so you know.

        Posted by Sharon E. Cathcart | August 3, 2017, 6:31 am
      • I think Sharon is right about Sam and his defense of this product, because in 1 day the website has already changed it’s wording. There is NO WAY a business owner takes the advice of a “beta tester” that fast. I know, I build websites and I’m a graphic designer. I’ve helped many start-ups get going. The only way outside influence has that much weight is when they are directly involved.

        “TRIVIA: The world record –apply and remove– Jiftip is 6 times in 30 minutes, not sex mind you, just to show it won’t remove the DikTip under normal use.”

        And that’s not all, there is now TONS of warnings about it being untested, as well as not preventing STI or pregnancy.

        All that aside, if I’m a new customer and I go to this website. I see it’s a condom replacement that doesn’t prevent STI, STD, or pregnancy. And this non-miracle product also hurts (one of the most sensitive parts of the penis, mid copulation) to take off, then what is the use?

        No, I’m seriously asking, what is the use?

        Posted by Kaligne | August 3, 2017, 9:04 am
      • LMAO I’ve become good friends with the creators yes and they are taking this opportunity to do anything they can to make the website clearer for people, the advice and input on sites like this is invaluable so thank you. Look closer and you’ll notice another quote they’ve just received from someone – “This is perfect for my wife and I. We are monogamous and each other’s first sexual partner, so there is no risk of STIs. We just don’t want to get pregnant yet and hate using condoms, this would make me and her feel a lot safer when we use the pull out method.” Jason

        Posted by Sam | August 3, 2017, 9:14 am
      • Vasectomies. They work. You get all the intimacy with your committed partner you’re talking about, none of the dicktip or whatever this nonsense is. You don’t have to apply it every time. It’s one and done. Bonus? You can “spray” your partner wherever you like after, without peeling a sticker off your penis. I mean, seriously, what is wrong with a vasectomy? My husband would shout from the rooftops how great his was.

        Posted by Megan | August 3, 2017, 9:18 am
      • This is such a terrible idea. Let’s lay out the facts: the average ejaculation speed is 28mph, that’s quite a bit of force against a small, closed-off hole. With that in mind: would you rather slam headfirst into a brick wall at 28mph (JifTip) or slam headfirst into a wall made of Saran wrap (condom)?

        Posted by pedro | August 3, 2017, 11:58 pm
  5. One, how could anyone think this is a good idea?

    Two, this is pretty simple to test. Put your hand over a faucet. Turn on the water full blast. Watch what happens.

    Posted by Todd (@fmacanadaguy) | August 2, 2017, 8:43 pm
  6. I laughed when I saw this post re: taping the penis. For an unrelated reason, I have first hand experience with males getting the idea that taping the penis is a good thing. My wife put my son and his buddy,- as very (very) small boys – in the bath together. For some reason they had put scotch tape around their penises. I heard a call from my wife that there was a problem. My son’s tape had somehow tightened and had become difficult to remove. As a responsible parent, looking to calm the situation I said: “no worries, I have a solution.” I returned – for dramatic purposes only – with a large butcher knife (quickly retreating when I saw the wide eyes). All was quietly resolved but my son is pretty sure he’ll get a telegram from 3M at his wedding.

    Posted by Alan Harris | August 2, 2017, 9:10 pm
  7. I wonder if the ‘makers’ have tried this? You will know if you see someone waddle along AFTER they’ve ripped this off the tip of their dick .
    NO THANK YOU .
    On a side note , I do wish condom makers made the ‘bulb’ of the condom bigger . The size , at the moment , only allows for one ‘spit’ . I *usually* ‘spit’ 5 or 6 times .

    Posted by Jim | August 2, 2017, 11:52 pm
  8. On a side note : You are making love to your partner . You both get to the ‘vinegar’ stroke , you pull out to rip the quiktip off and she doesn’t come/orgasm . She most DEFINITELY ain’t gonna thank you .

    Posted by Jim | August 3, 2017, 12:11 am
  9. This needs to be reported to the FDA. Selling untested, unlicensed medical products is illegal. I’ll be damned if I know how to go about filing such a report, though.

    Posted by drgaellon | August 3, 2017, 2:14 am
      • amazes me how closed minded all these comments are, not even caring about the fact this could benefit a lot of people but just because it doesn’t fit your needs you attack it and me personally. As a beta tester who has used it, let me explain very clearly how it is used. It’s not meant to be a scramble to peel it off on the “gravy stroke”, quality sex isn’t all about the climax it’s about feeling your partner. Another example of someone this helped and I share their sentiment, the women can’t go on the pill and the couple have been using condoms for years. She’s ecstatic this allows her to feel the full intimacy of his skin touching her skin while inside her. They are not worried they will have to peel the jiftip off and then finish the sex with a hand or mouth, in fact many girls actually love finishing their man with their mouth for all the prudes on here, it’s not about replicating porn. They just shared the intensity of feeling each other completely, so what they couldn’t have a vaginal ejaculation, they can do this anytime with a condom. So again I ask in light of this information, how is Jiftip harmful?

        Posted by Sam | August 3, 2017, 7:04 am
      • You do know that not all STIs enter through the urethra right? You do know that if ejaculation happens the barotrauma risk has not been evaluated? You have not presented studies on the impact of the glue on the skin nor how effective it is at preventing pregnancy. You have an untested product (I am assuming Sam it is your product) and you are pushing it on people with some tech-dude-bro-beta-testing speak. That isn’t how science works. Also, the message about condoms being terrible for the sexual experience is harmful.

        Posted by Dr. Jen Gunter | August 3, 2017, 7:21 am
      • Several things amuse me about your remarks, not the least of which is your disingenuous question at the end. Dudebro, if you’d read the article, you would *know* why the penis post-it is harmful.

        Another thing that amuses me is that, in every one of your posts, men are men but women are girls … and that you don’t seem to understand the least thing about female anatomy. Let me help you with that: the majority of nerve endings in a woman’s genitalia are in her clitoris. We do not get stimulation from “feeling his skin while inside her,” no matter what you claim. The vagina, in fact, has very few nerve endings. Stimulation comes from friction against the clitoris which ::gasp:: can happen with or without a condom.

        You also think that anyone who is unimpressed by your manly barebacking is a prude. Sweetie, some of us were getting it on before you were even born — and with far more imagination.

        You are not an OB-GYN. You are not a urologist. You are not a voice of authority. Sit down.

        Posted by Sharon E. Cathcart | August 3, 2017, 7:11 pm
      • Science also doesn’t work by detailing side effects that would occur from something completely different to what the product is used for. It’s not my product just a dedicated beta tester committed to the cause. And again a personal attack on the way I speak, not a great argument. Yes I know how STI’s work, the example I have mentioned is a committed couple that doesn’t consider STI’s their primary concern.

        Posted by Sam | August 3, 2017, 7:31 am
      • There is no such thing as a beta user for an unproved, untested medical device. This sounds like an illegal way to generate some kind of data. Studies require pre clinical testing and then submission to an IRB and informed consent among other things. That is how science works. Bye Same.

        Posted by Dr. Jen Gunter | August 3, 2017, 7:40 am
      • Dude, my day job involves clinical trials. There is no such thing as “beta testing” a medical product.

        Posted by Sharon E. Cathcart | August 3, 2017, 7:12 pm
  10. While I absolutely agree this is a trash product that is untested and could be dangerous, I disagree about barotrauma. There have been tantric techniques in place that involve pinching shut the frenulum to prevent the emission of semen for centuries and I’ve not once heard of anyone having urethral trauma from the “back pressure in the pipes” so to speak. I would daresay that fighting a wild speculation with another wild speculation is bad science. What is far more likely to happen is people will get irritation and rashes on the head of their schlongs from this product. You’re talking about an extremely delicate, highly vascular tissue with a TON of nervous supply being exposed to an untested dermal bonding agent. Good luck with that ulcer on the tip of your cock, bro. I’m sticking to condoms, thanks.

    Posted by David Trumpsanazi | August 3, 2017, 6:51 am
    • Are you a urologist? You read that I asked a urologist and that he offered an opinion of a potential issue with an untested product. I could care less about a practice that has been studied for centuries if you have no data to prove your point. Ancient simply means from before we knew bacteria existed and when doctors believed in humours.

      Posted by Dr. Jen Gunter | August 3, 2017, 7:09 am
      • As a radiologist who sometimes performs retrograde urethrograms, I second this. Effectively, this (insane) device is giving you an anterior urethral stricture/obstruction. Bad things will happen. (And no, people won’t be removing this in time, because they’ll unfortunately see this as an alternative to condoms)
        Can we also all agree that “Sam” is actually the guy selling these things?

        Posted by JTD | August 3, 2017, 12:31 pm
      • Thanks for your input!!!

        Posted by Dr. Jen Gunter | August 3, 2017, 1:04 pm
  11. Dr. Jen please can you comment on this perspective, genuinely curious if you can see any merit it what I am trying to say? And that these articles/comments attacking jiftip are slightly misinformed by focusing on ejaculating with it on which is not how it’s meant to be used. I appreciate there are still risks to this product but focusing on a major risk that is non existent if used as intended is wrongfully misportraying jiftip – “amazes me how closed minded all these comments are, not even caring about the fact this could benefit a lot of people but just because it doesn’t fit your needs you attack it and me personally. As a beta tester who has used it, let me explain very clearly how it is used. It’s not meant to be a scramble to peel it off on the “gravy stroke”, quality sex isn’t all about the climax it’s about feeling your partner. Another example of someone this helped and I share their sentiment, the women can’t go on the pill and the couple have been using condoms for years. She’s ecstatic this allows her to feel the full intimacy of his skin touching her skin while inside her. They are not worried they will have to peel the jiftip off and then finish the sex with a hand or mouth, in fact many girls actually love finishing their man with their mouth for all the prudes on here, it’s not about replicating porn. They just shared the intensity of feeling each other completely, so what they couldn’t have a vaginal ejaculation, they can do this anytime with a condom. So again I ask in light of this information, how is Jiftip harmful?”

    Posted by Sam | August 3, 2017, 7:20 am
    • You do realize there are other methods of birth control besides the pill and condoms?
      People use unproved untested things all the time. That doesn’t make them safe or medically appropriate.

      Posted by Dr. Jen Gunter | August 3, 2017, 7:26 am
      • Yes I do realise this but again you haven’t addressed my issue (focusing on a major risk that is non existent if used as intended) you would have made a great politician

        Posted by Sam | August 3, 2017, 7:33 am
    • Sam, for the love of tits, it’s not closed-minded to be concerned about people’s health. It could benefit people if it were properly tested, found to be safe and approved, but it’s not. It doesn’t matter how it’s supposed to be used. You *have* to take into consideration how it *could* be used, and that they won’t read all of the information about the product. It may be intended for long-term couples, but you can’t ensure that it will, so it could result in spread of STDs. It may be intended to be removed before ejaculation, but you can’t ensure that it will, so your product could directly harm someone.

      There are, as Dr Jen has pointed out, other contraceptive options out there, there are also an insane variety of condoms available, so the “I don’t like condoms” rhetoric is pretty flimsy. You have been told over and over how the penis plaster might be harmful and you are refusing to take it into account, which does not reflect well on you.

      Posted by TheworstKirst (@theworstkirst) | August 3, 2017, 9:12 am
      • Appreciate your comment and the concern, but your logic could be applied to any product when mis-used causes harm, should that be reason to cease the product altogether? i.e. alcohol. Again I refer to the comment just added on the website – “This is perfect for my wife and I. We are monogamous and each other’s first sexual partner, so there is no risk of STIs. We just don’t want to get pregnant yet and hate using condoms, this would make me and her feel a lot safer when we use the pull out method.” Jason

        Posted by Sam | August 3, 2017, 9:17 am
      • Sam, you cannot prove it is effective in preventing pregnancies because it hasn’t been studied so how does it make people feel safer exactly?

        Posted by Genevieve | August 3, 2017, 3:06 pm
      • So they haven’t actually used the product yet, so how do they know it will make them feel safer? Have the manufacturers proven that it prevents pregnancy or that is even safe for the skin, that it stays adhered to the skin during sex etc. So many questions.

        Posted by TheworstKirst (@theworstkirst) | August 4, 2017, 3:38 am
    • The NSFW video shows the guy removing an adhesive and semen coming out into a bowl. It shows a bubble too.

      And all that wiping with the alcohol prep thing for over 2 minutes? That’s gonna be great for your skin. Just pass a condom please.

      I’m one of those who does not like latex condoms. Mental or not I think they are rough. However the non latex lifestyles Skyn are awesome. And FDA approved.

      Posted by Intorainbowz | August 4, 2017, 10:07 am
    • Sam .. this product is ridiculous … women dont typically enjoy sex that doesn’t end properly, and properly is most assuredly a long long way from “pull, peel, shoot”. Also the likelihood of actually pulling out in time is low. I can promise that as a relatively mature and intelligent woman, there is zero chance any date counting on that is getting anything from me.

      Posted by Sheila | August 4, 2017, 8:06 pm
    • I don’t know that you’re “fully feeling each other” if the very sensitive tip is covered with a sticker.

      Posted by ohbladi | August 5, 2017, 6:43 pm
  12. I saw this headline last night and I immediately wondered if this was being produced/promoted by the same dude that was encouraging women to glue their labial lips closed during menstruation — it seems a piece of the same rock-chewing stupidity.

    Posted by Dr. Nate Harada | August 3, 2017, 7:59 am
  13. I strongly suspect this will have the same effect as eating gluten.

    http://southpark.cc.com/clips/da0n0b/it-will-make-your-dick-fly-off

    Posted by Daniel Digby | August 3, 2017, 9:28 am
  14. I am not a scientist, but I am not seeing how this method prevents pregnancy.

    Posted by the gold digger | August 3, 2017, 9:33 am
  15. Um, did anyone visit the product page? “This product is for novelty or entertainment purposes only. THOU SHALT NOT USE IT FOR PREGNANCY OR STI PURPOSES.” This is what is written there. Period.

    Posted by Xintlaer | August 3, 2017, 10:13 am
  16. This reminds me of something king called the galactic cap. But that guy had space in his tip cover for a reservoir to catch the ejaculate. Wonder what your thoughts are on that one?

    Posted by Matt | August 3, 2017, 10:43 am
  17. It’s also worth noting that vaginal secretions are highly acidic to the point of deteriorating adhesives (with super glue being the obvious/extreme example).

    Posted by Griffin Boyce | August 3, 2017, 11:52 am
  18. Are used to argue with my girlfriend that if I have a condom on I won’t feel anything. She argued back but if I don’t use a condom I won’t feel anything at all!

    Posted by Heywood Jewblowme | August 3, 2017, 12:50 pm
  19. “I am less inclined to be charitable and more inclined to think some dudes were playing around with a Tegaderm.”

    On a point of order, surely you meant *dicking* around with a Tegaderm. 😉

    Posted by Ben Hutchins (@zgryphon) | August 3, 2017, 3:35 pm
  20. Update, they’ve changed the website- now making it clear it’s to use pre-ejaculation only and then withdraw, pull it off and then ejaculate. I guess if you were monogamous and pregnancy wasn’t the end of the world , for only $6.00 it could be used for fun.

    Posted by Cordtx | August 3, 2017, 7:32 pm
  21. To quote ‘Sam’

    ‘Appreciate your comment and the concern, but your logic could be applied to any product when mis-used causes harm, should that be reason to cease the product altogether? i.e. alcohol. Again I refer to the comment just added on the website – “This is perfect for my wife and I. We are monogamous and each other’s first sexual partner, so there is no risk of STIs. We just don’t want to get pregnant yet and hate using condoms, this would make me and her feel a lot safer when we use the pull out method.” Jason’

    Jason’s comment makes no sense. If there is no risk of STIs and they don’t want to get pregnant then his wife has birth control options that have been used for decades and we know how they work and what the effects are. This product has not been tested, we don’t know if it will prevent STIs or pregnancy and we are not certain of the effects on the male body of having ejaculate being trapped in the urethea when it goes down to the bladder during sex. This Jason person is using the term ‘safer’ wrong. What they should really do is put a big red label on the product warning people about potential risk when using it.

    Posted by Todd (@fmacanadaguy) | August 4, 2017, 10:12 am
  22. You know, it was once said asbestos was a fine product and we used it in many places. Then we later found out that it would cause cancer in people. The question shouldn’t be ‘is this product right for me?’, the question currently should be ‘is this product safe’?

    And the answer is we have no idea. The designers pretty clearly state it doesn’t prevent STIs and it is not FDA approved and it is not to be used for pregnancy related purposes. So why use it at all? As it stands, you might as well not use it period especially given that we don’t know what will happen should the ejaculate that starts leaking gets trapped and fed back down to the bladder during sex, let alone what would happen if you uncontrollably ejaculate with it on.

    Just because the product is out there does not mean you should buy it or you should use it. There are a host of harmful products out there you can buy and just say ‘Well it was right for me’. I would never want to roll the dice on an untested product like this when there have been long tested methods like birth control out on the market for pregnancy prevention if you are with a dedicated partner. The potential risk is not worth it yet.

    Posted by Todd (@fmacanadaguy) | August 4, 2017, 10:24 am
  23. If you use this, you’re dumb AF and you deserve whatever happens to you.

    Posted by Alison Mason | August 4, 2017, 1:45 pm
  24. What kills me is he keeps making the idiotic comment about a couple that is monogamous and unable to use hormonal birth control, like this is a suitable replacement. What about a copper IUD? Those work pretty well. Although it puts the impetus on the woman, and doesn’t counter STIs, if you’re in a monogamous relationship, it wouldn’t matter. As someone else mentioned, there is also the diaphragm. Not as great of a birth control as an IUD, but still better than nothing. This is literally the worst idea ever.

    Posted by Brittany B | August 4, 2017, 3:10 pm
  25. To be completely honest, this reads like a product for men who were caught stealthing, and needed a hare-brained scheme to justify not using a condom in the future.

    Posted by DB | August 4, 2017, 3:39 pm
    • And by stealthing you mean rape.

      If it’s not consented to it’s rape. If one partner consents to sex with a condom and the other partner hides the fact they removed the condom that’s rape

      Posted by Intorainbowz | August 4, 2017, 8:39 pm
  26. I’m already pregnant and in a committed relationship where we don’t use condoms anyway. I’ll be your guinea pig, for a price.

    Posted by Toni | August 4, 2017, 5:11 pm
  27. I honestly believe these will be getting removed from women in the ER more often than causing strictures. This seems like a nightmare of an idea.

    Posted by concernedcitizen | August 4, 2017, 11:56 pm
  28. Heheh… “Hard” pass.

    Posted by Allen | August 5, 2017, 3:00 pm
  29. Why not just super glue it shut or use duct tape??? Both of those are as effective as this product

    Posted by Jason | August 6, 2017, 2:27 am
  30. Is this how the band aid company “Johnson & Johnson” got its name?

    Posted by Mike | August 6, 2017, 8:05 am
  31. I can’t believe that it hasn’t been mentioned that everyone thinks they are in a monogamous relationship until they find out their partner has been having an affair. STI’s and STD’s don’t discriminate!

    Posted by Just Saying | August 6, 2017, 5:57 pm
  32. This is the most ignorant product I’ve seen. Retrograde ejaculation can cause several serious side effects. It has to go somewhere eight? How about back into your bladder and cause major pain and Infection? At least with a condom you empty yourself properly.
    Anyone using this product is a stupid ass.

    Posted by Jeff | August 6, 2017, 8:36 pm
  33. Beta test? Is this an app? Is this a video game? You don’t beta test a medical product. The creators probably think this is a game considering their ignorance.

    Anyone who plans on defending this product better bring all the receipts on how they “claim” this product “benefits” people. Because I sure can make up stories on how it has “helped me”. Show us clinical test reports, not the same ol’ quotations that you keep using over and over again, thinking it holds water.

    Posted by Jay | August 8, 2017, 8:49 am

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