The grant will be offered through the Grand Challenges in Global Health Program and seeks an inventor of the “Next Generation Condom that significantly preserves or enhances pleasure, in order to improve uptake and regular use.”

“The primary drawback from the male perspective is that condoms decrease pleasure as compared to no condom, creating a trade-off that many men find unacceptable, particularly given that the decisions about use must be made just prior to intercourse. Is it possible to develop a product without this stigma, or better, one that is felt to enhance pleasure?” the grant reads.