NEW! Extra Small Condoms For 12-Year-Olds

Can you see this happening in America? Alexandra Williams reports that extra small condoms for boys as young as 12 are going on sale in Switzerland, in the Telegraph:

Called the Hotshot, the condom has been produced after government research showed 12 to14-year-olds did not use sufficient protection when having sex.

The study, conducted on behalf of the Federal Commission for Children and Youth, interviewed 1,480 people aged 10 to 20. It showed more 12 to 14-year-olds were having sex, in comparison with the 1990s.

The Hotshot condoms, which cost 7fr60 (£4.70) for a packet of six, have been created by Lamprecht AG, a leading condom manufacturer in Switzerland. The company has said the UK would be “top priority” if they expanded abroad, considering that it has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Europe.

Nysse Norballe, a spokesman for the company, said: “At the moment we are only producing the Hotshot in Switzerland. But the UK is certainly a very attractive market since there is a very high rate of underage conception. The UK would definitely be top priority if we marketed abroad.”

A standard condom has a diameter of 2ins (5.2cm) in comparison with the Hotshot’s diameter of 1.7ins (4.5cm). Both are the same length – 7.4ins (19cm). According to a German study of 12,970 13 to 20-year-olds, a quarter said a standard condom was too large…

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  • 5by5

    I'm open-minded, but that's about a thousand ways wrong. Ick. Even the thought, ick.

    I want to protect these kids from getting diseases and having unwanted pregnancies but if you're sexually active at age 12, the problem really isn't the lack of a condom. The problem is a lack of a good parent, and complete sex ed.

    It also speaks to what in advertising is euphemistically referred to as “age compression”. Half the teenagers I meet now look like they're 30. They're way too externally “sophisticated” for their own good. Inside, they're still as clueless as we all were at that age, but now they think they've got to be hooking up like a grown up when their biggest concern should be climbing trees, and racing their bikes, or playing with dolls.

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    Are 12 year olds really going to buy condoms? And if not, what parent gives their children (of that age) condoms? Oh yeah.. probably the ones who think its ok for 12 year olds to have sex.

  • Hadrian999

    no male will ever willingly have extra small condoms in his possession,
    we all convince ourselves we have 27 inch cocks

  • Hahahahahahahahahaha!

    I bet the packaging will have hotwheels and transformers on them!

  • shadia

    You know, I hope the people who conducted this study realize that most kids (yes, KIDS, not TEENS) ages 10-13 are usually LYING about any sexual experience they've “had” to make themselves sound cool. A 10 year old is not even physically equipped to have intercourse, never mind ejaculate. They dry heave, for christ's sakes. I find making condoms specifically for them to be utterly ridiculous.

  • UncleB

    Much sorrow to be prevented in the world by the truth! This is excellent and can prevent unwanted pregnancies and disease!

  • Pencil

    OK, so they are making a condom about 15% smaller in diameter than standard. It seems likely that there are more adults who could use this than kids (not everybody is a porn star).

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Maybe the condoms will keep there underwear from getting crusty………eeeewwww…

  • Emerald

    It happens, and mainly from my exprience growing the 'children' that were having sex (because lets face it, under 16s are children) and they were, trust me – were doing it because they got shown how. Without sex ed a 12 year old wouldnt 'concieve' the idea if you pardon the pun.
    No 12 year old will buy these, and if they are given them then they are given the message “You've all you need now son sex is fine”

    I had a friend at 13 who had an abortion and we all heard the tale of young Alfie, the 12 year old who became a father – so it DOES happen, children are curious and will try something if they are told that its safe and feels good.

    I had sex ed at 10, and before that with my parents and I really don't think it was the best thing that could've happened. I tell you honestly that my sexual urges had set in before I left primary school, if it had been taught later I think I would've had a longer childhood to be honest. Over in northern ireland they teach it later and have a more 'religious' aspect I suppose, but either way – the rate of very very young pregnancy (under 14s) is lower.

    Two sides to a coin though, if these really make a difference and 12 year olds really do use them when they feel ready to have sex…then well…I'd applaud them.
    They won't though, because no 12 year old is ready to become sexual active and as such its highly unlikely for them to consider contraception.

  • Randy Dickison

    I am an adult man, who has lost over 50%, of my sex organ’s size, due to Peyronies disease. There is currently, no condom on the market that I can use. There are, I am sure millions of men in this country, who have a small sex organ, that would love to be able to purchase this product. But I guess that we are not average, we do not matter.

  • Randy Dickison

    I am an adult man, who has lost over 50%, of my sex organ's size, due to Peyronies disease. There is currently, no condom on the market that I can use. There are, I am sure millions of men in this country, who have a small sex organ, that would love to be able to purchase this product. But I guess that we are not average, we do not matter.