The latext technology: Japan has produced the world's thinnest condom 6 years ago

The latext technology: Japan has produced the world's thinnest condom

Feels like you're wearing nothing at all, nothing at all, nothing at all...

It sometimes feel like engineers sit up there in their ivory towers, doing nothing that has any impact on our day to day lives, but the lads at Sagami Rubber Industries in Japan have proven that theory wrong by coming (no pun intended) up with the world's thinnest condoms.

At just 0.01 milimetres thick, they are thinner than a human hair, which averages at about 0.06mm, and they claim that it has taken them over ten years to get to the point of being able to make one this thin.

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Sagami have pedigree in this field though, as they are Japan's first condom manufacturer as well as the first company to ever make a colour condom. They have been put through a whole range of tests to make sure they didn't cock it up, and a box of ten will cost 1,260 yen, which is about €9.

According to Kotaku, a Sagami researcher said he doesn't see how they can go any thinner, but they'll keep working to get it down even further to 0.008mm if there's demand. Sounds like a bit of a stretch to JOE, but we'll stand to attention to salute them if they get it done.

Hat-tip to Kotaku for this