I heard about this device a couple years ago when the idea first surfaced, but after reading another article about it today I thought I’d make a thread about it.
The device is a sort of female condom that a woman inserts when she’s worried about getting raped. When penetrated, the device attaches itself to the penis with 25 barbed teeth. Supposedly, it can only be removed by a doctor. The idea is that a rapist will be shocked by the pain, giving the woman time to escape, and then (assuming he wants to keep his johnson) turn himself in by going to a doctor to have the device removed.
Personally, I think it’s one of the worst ideas I’ve ever heard. All a rapist has to do is check for the device first, at which point the only thing it will accomplish is pissing the guy off even more. Not only that, but if the man doesn’t check first I don’t think he’d respond well to having 25 teeth unexpectedly latched on to Mr. Happy. I can just imagine it now: “What the…what’s this? Oh golly gee, you got me! You sure outsmarted me! Well, I guess I’ll go turn myself in to the cops and leave you to go on your merry way. Have a nice day!” It also seems to me that it’d be a good way for a pissed off woman to seek revenge for a recently discovered affair. Not only does she get to cause serious pain to her (ex) lover, but now she gets to accuse him of being a rapist! And what’s so magical about a doctor that allows him to remove the device that a (very motivated) rapist can’t figure out on his own? Maybe I’m missing something, but it just seems like a bad idea to me.