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The Boston University team created a water containing-compound that adheres to a condom, which stays dry until it comes in contact with moisture such as water or bodily fluids. The condom then becomes slippery and remains so for a long time, NBC News reported.
The research was published Tuesday in the journal Royal Society Open Science.
"Maybe this can have a chance to increase condom use and prevent the spread of HIV and other diseases," team leader Mark Grinstaff, a bioengineering professor, told NBC News.
The researchers had 33 people feel the condom -- they weren't allowed to put it to actual use -- and the feedback was generally positive.
"Those individuals who don't regularly use a condom because it is uncomfortable or because they don't like it say they would be likely to use a product like this," Grinstaff said.
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