How many times have you heard a guy say “sex would be so much better if I didn’t have to wear a condom.” Probably a million. Well someone has finally invented the next best thing to ensure a better time in the bedroom for your dude. It’s called the Galactic Cap.


California native Charlie Powell claims to have invented a new kind of condom that he is calling the “Galactic Cap.” Instead of a latex sheath covering the full length of the penis, Powell’s condom encases only the tip. That way, semen is trapped without dulling sexual sensation. Guy’s can finally stop bitching about wearing a condom. He was persuaded by a competition funded by Bill Gates, who believes more people will wrap it up if condoms become more pleasurable to use. Engineers are now turning their attention to building a better, more pleasurable, condom. After failing to win a funding prize from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Powell is trying to raise money for making his condom through an IndieGogo campaign. As of today, he’s raised approximately $88,000 of his $100,000 goal.

Powell created the Galactic Cap in response to the call for a male contraceptive that males won’t bitch about or, in some cases, refuse to wear. While it hasn’t been not perfected yet, the Cap’s tip-only coverage cannot protect against certain STIs, such as HPV. The Cap does claim to address four primary condom shortfalls: lack of sensitivity, frustration of unwrapping and application, 15 to 18 percent contraceptive failure rate and its name is a way better name for a penis coat. Condom, is kind of a dumb name, but “Galactic Cap” is a pretty fucking awesome name for a futuristic-looking penis hat.

The 2-part Galactic Cap system includes an adhesive base, which can be applied well in advance of sexy time. Not that this sounds particularly appealing, but days earlier even, as you can shower, pee and go about your normal non-penetration business with the base in place. The second Galactic Cap component, the cap, attaches to the base with a different high-tech adhesive, and creates a tight seal when scoring is about to happen. Together, the parts still only cover the very tip of the penis, rather than the full shaft so men will have full on pleasure and a more powerful orgasm.

Just so you know, those especially eager to try out a prototype can slide a sample on around December 2014 for a $100 pledge. If all goes well, Powell anticipates his Galactic Caps will descend as a full-on contraceptive around January 2017.

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