Trending News: Can Putting A Sticker On Your Penis Really Prevent Pregnancy?
Long Story Short
Jiftip makes stickers to seal off your urethra so you don’t orgasm and get her pregnant. The concept sounds great, but in reality, it’s unproven and dangerous.
Who out there likes condoms? *crickets*
Still, condoms are our best shot at stopping the transfer of disgusting STIs and is the best thing a guy can do to prevent pregnancy. And if you don’t like regular condoms, there are non-latex options out there.
But what if there was yet another option? Jiftip claims to have found the solution.
For $6 you get a package that includes three “Feel Shields” as well as “Prepping Wipes.” Simply clean your tip before sex and then slap one of these tiny stickers over your urethra and you’re good to go, so it claims.
But these wee stickers have two little problems. Ok, they’re big problems. First and foremost, they aren’t certified to actually work.
“Consumers get caught up in the hype and forget the risk,” said Dr. Jamin Brahmbhatt, a urologist at Orlando Health. Brahmbhatt also pointed out that even Jiftip provides a disclaimer saying it will not prevent pregnancy or STIs.
Jiftip says on its website: “Life is a risk, for novelty or entertainment purposes only. THOU SHALT NOT SUE IT FOR PREGNANCY OR STI PREVENTION PURPOSES.”
Doesn’t exactly make you feel comfortable, does it?
I certainly see what Brahmbhatt is saying, and 100% agree Jiftip is a bad idea until it’s proven and given the proper certification. But this public beat down feels a little odd. Most of the articles online are calling this a dangerous “trend.” Do you know anyone using it? Has anyone done a study saying a lot of people are?
It’s true that there’s no way penis stickers are going to prevent STIs, but neither does birth control and IUDs.
Maybe Jiftip is just some crackpot company with a crackpot idea. Or maybe it’s a great idea and just needs to be tested more?
It would be great to have something where you can still get the condom feel of sex without worrying about getting her pregnant. But unfortunately, that’s still a dream as Jiftip is definitely not ready to be used until they can guarantee it prevents pregnancy.
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Will penis stickers ever become a viable alternative to condoms?
Drop This Fact
According to Planned Parenthood, IUDs have more than a 99.9% effectiveness for preventing pregnancy. Meanwhile, condoms are just 82% effective. However, condoms protect against STIs while IUDs don’t.