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April 1, 2010, April is STI Awareness Month
First New Condom Technology in Decades May Help Improve Safe Sex
Practices While Keeping Passion in the Moment
MIAMI, FL – April 1 (PRNewswire) – Each year there are an estimated 19 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) diagnosed in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Today, more than 68 million Americans live with STIs despite the fact that a condom could prevent them. A recent Kinsey Report points to disruption of "the mood" as a main barrier to condom use. In fact, a third of adults actually feel that condom use negatively affects "the mood." Sensis Condoms with QuikStrips™ offers a new condom technology to protect the passion by not disrupting the mood, while practicing safer sex.
Sensis condoms with QuikStrips™ (commonly misspelled as Quick Strips or QuickStrips), made by Miami-based Grove Medical LLC, represent the first truly significant advance in condom technology in over fifty years. The patented QuikStrips™ keep partners "in the moment" by enabling a simple, participatory approach to properly orienting the condom in the dark or in the "heat of the moment" to help ensure it goes on quickly and properly every time.
"The inspiration for Sensis with QuikStrips™ condoms was the lost opportunity for a passionate moment resulting from fumbling with a condom," says R. Beau Thompson, founder of Grove Medical LLC. "That personal experience, plus a desire to help mitigate preventable diseases is our passion, and we hope it helps keep the passion for couples who use these condoms."
It's no secret that condoms must be used consistently and correctly to achieve the maximum protective effect. A recent study evaluating condom use errors among college men found that 30 percent of participants reported placing the condom on upside down and flipping it over prior to use. Sensis Condoms with QuikStrips™ also protects against this as it allows consumers to feel the ridges on the QuikStrips™ as the condom is applied, ensuring it goes on correctly.
QuikStrips™ work much like the pull-off tabs on a band-aid creating an application that helps every Sensis condom go on like it should. With Sensis condoms, people don't have to worry about "flipping" a condom; an action that soils the condom and makes it ineffective.
Grove Medical was founded to develop R. Beau Thompson's innovative (now patented idea) for a safer, more passionate and easier-to-apply condom.
Sensis condoms are available nationwide through retail partners such as Amazon.com, Walgreens.com, CVS.com, drugstore.com, Target.com, and Condom-USA, as well as in specialty shops and boutiques in most major cities.
SOURCE Grove Medical, LLC