A groundbreaking moment for New Zealand’s sexual health landscape as the country’s first-ever local condom brand hits the market.
“We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy sexual pleasure without compromising on safety,” says Taslim Parsons, Share Satisfaction founder. “That’s why we collaborated with the world’s leading manufacturers to develop an amazing range of condoms that offer both pleasure and protection.”
The Share Satisfaction range of condoms includes ultra-strong condoms which include graphene, textured condoms with ribbed and dotted designs, ultra thin for a barely there feel, and six fun flavoured condoms with sugar-free compositions that won’t affect your body’s natural PH balance.
The product line includes one offering made with graphene, an ultra-strong and ultra-thin material that in its purest state is only one atom wide. “Graphene is one of the world’s strongest materials – it’s 200 times stronger than steel. We’re delighted to be able to include it in our ultra-strong condoms, making them amongst the strongest yet thinnest condoms available in New Zealand,” explains Parsons. Graphene infused condoms were made possible thanks to the unlikely sexual health advocate Bill Gates. In 2013, the National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester was awarded a US$100,000 grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a more desirable and superior condom. The flexible and thin material, measuring one million times less than the width of a human hair, prevents all but the smallest molecules from passing through, making it perfect for condoms. The winning combination of latex and graphene has been found to increase the strength of a polymer film by 60 per cent and allows condoms to be made 20 per cent thinner while retaining their strength. The current condom market leader, Durex, still uses rubber latex or polyurethane for its product range.
“We hope that our new range of condoms will encourage more people to practise safe sex by proving that you don’t have to choose between pleasure and protection,” says Parsons.
Condoms are the only type of contraception that can both prevent pregnancy and protect against various sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as syphilis and HIV. If used correctly, condoms are 98% effective against sharing STIs and preventing pregnancy. All Share Satisfaction condoms available in New Zealand undergo rigorous quality control tests to ensure their safety and effectiveness.