We ran across an invention that sort of boggles the mind, until you realize the reason it was invented in the first place. It's a condom with teeth. Actually, an anti-rape condom---with teeth. It's by a company called Rape-aXe and was designed, according to the company's website, as "a device which latches itself to the skin of the attacker, causing immense discomfort, allowing the victim to escape." It must be surgically removed from the perpetrator. The anti-rape condom was developed by a South African woman named Sonnet Ehlers who says she witnessed a sexual assault firsthand.
Rape-aXe is a latex sheath and women wear it like a tampon. Could you risk hurting YOURSELF by wearing an internal device meant, by design, to maim and disfigure? The company says no-- that the barbs are on the inside and cannot turn inside out and turn on YOU.
Wondering about blood and potential HIV risk? The company says while a small amount of blood may be drawn, it's encapsulated in the device.
You could potentially enrage an attacker by wearing the pain-inflicting device, but the makers say the point is to give victims enough time to get away.
Of course, there's always a chance disgruntled women could use this against innocent guys. But, the intended goal: to help women all over the world fight back against attackers-- and make them pay.
Is it medieval? The inventor says it is a medieval device to protect against a medieval deed.
The company says it's been overwhelmed by interest in the anti-rape condom.
What do you think? Would you ever wear one....and is there a need to wear anti-rape devices? We want to hear from you!