Being a rapist just got a whole lot more dangerous. A new condom called Rape-Axe, a rape prevention prophylactic designed to be worn by women, comes with jagged teeth that will dig into your attacker’s sensitive area when they try to force themselves. Argh.
Invented by Dr. Sonette Ehlers, the contraption isn’t meant to simply wound. Instead, it tears deep into the skin and affixes itself, requiring medical attention in order to be removed. Yes, rapists will now have to visit a doctor and expose themselves as such, lest risk permanently damaging their members trying to pry it out themselves.
The Rape-Axe is inserted into a woman similar to a tampon, where it will sit like a rabid pitbull guarding a house entrance. Once penetration is attempted, the jagged hooks sink into the offender’s private parts, creating enough pressure to induce serious pain and prevent the man from being able to urinate. Seriously. It’s that gnarly.
Ehlers is currently testing 30,000 of the device in South Africa (during the World Cup), a country notorious for high incidences of rape and HIV infection. All the women who undergo the tests will do so under medical supervision, although it appears these will be marketed as self-administered kits.
Honestly, this sounds perfect as temporary chastity belts for women who like to find dates online or paranoid male chaps hitting prison for the first time (we’re not sure if it will fit down there in the back, though). After the South African trials, the Rape-Axe condoms will be sold in stores for $2 apiece.