Rape-aXe : Female Condom With “Teeth” To Fight Rape


South African Dr. Sonnet Ehlers was on call one night four decades ago when a devastated rape victim walked in. Her eyes were lifeless, she was like a breathing corpse. “She looked at me and said, ‘If only I had teeth down there,’” recalled Ehlers, who was a 20-year-old medical researcher at the time. “I promised her I’d do something to help people like her one day.”

Forty years later, Rape-aXe was born.

The woman inserts the latex condom like a tampon. Jagged rows of teeth-like hooks line its inside and attach on a man’s penis during penetration, Ehlers said. Once it lodges, only a doctor can remove it – a procedure Ehlers hopes will be done with authorities on standby to make an arrest.

“It hurts, he cannot pee and walk when it’s on,” she said. “If he tries to remove it, it will clasp even tighter… however, it doesn’t break the skin, and there’s no danger of fluid exposure.”

Ehlers said she sold her house and car to launch the project, and she planned to distribute 30,000 free devices under supervision during the World Cup period. “I consulted engineers, gynecologists and psychologists to help in the design and make sure it was safe,” she said. After the trial period, they’ll be available for about $2 a piece. She hopes the women will report back to her.

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7 Responses to “ Rape-aXe : Female Condom With “Teeth” To Fight Rape ”

  1. Jesus crist ..

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  2. “a real talker…” ya to bad no one wants to really talk about it. What I think of first is how should it be done? because if a woman is wearing one she wouldnt beable to have consentual sex at all either right? or can u put it in and take it out yourself when you need 2? I think it would be a hard to discide when a good time to be wearing one… if you dont want to have it in forever if u ever plan on being with someone.
    Its an interesting start to an plan of action on catching a future rapist, but shes right the rape will still have happened, but I guess it would be stopped quickly once he felt the teeth latching down and allow the woman to get free and get help. from the sounds of it the rapist wouldnt be running off anywhere.
    I think having thoses things available and known on the mainstream market would make a would-be rapist think twice about attempting a possible rape.

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  3. While i can understand why this has been made (particularly in its country of origin) but don’t u think it could cause a larger ratio in murder/rape victims?? the perp is going to freak the fuck out and most likely beat the bajebus out of the girl he is raping, i do not condone rape but i would rather be just raped then raped and murdered….. it is an odd invention with alot of good and bad points!

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  5. The bad side: A woman could use this device to frame a man who pissed her off for some reason.

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  6. What if rapist wanted anal?

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  7. Incredibly bad idea.
    This device could so enrage the rapist that he murders the woman.
    Not a good outcome.

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