FDA Clears a New Latex Condom by O-RING Products with the Technology to Ease and Improve the Application of Condoms

Patented O-RING Condoms®
Take Aim at the 30% Failure Rate of Condoms to be Correctly Applied
Right Side Down

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–O-RING Products LLC announced today that it has received FDA clearance
for its patented O-RING
®. Studies
at Indiana University’s Kinsey Institute have demonstrated that at least
30% of the time condoms are applied upside down, causing a series of
potential risks and unwanted events including user disruption, feelings
of frustration or embarrassment, physical discomfort, loss of erection,
increased risks of STIs and unintended pregnancies. O-RING
solves this problem by introducing a patented luminescent
ring on the latex that can be easily seen when the consumer opens the
wrapper, indicating which way to apply the condom so it can be applied
correctly in the light or dark.

Health officials around the world recognize that one of the major
obstacles to correct condom use is the fact that condoms are often
applied “backwards” or upside down. FDA directions for condom use state,
“If the condom does not unroll easily, it may be on backwards… Throw it
away and start over with a new condom.” While experts agree that a
misapplied condom should be discarded, too often condoms are flipped
over and used anyway, increasing the risk of STI transmission and
unintended pregnancies. Users who become frustrated via misapplication
are less likely to use condoms consistently.

Professor William L. Yarber of the Kinsey Institute Condom Research Team
states, “our research indicates that up to one-third of the time condoms
are applied upside down, and then flipped over.” Yarber continues,
“flipping condoms is a real risk factor for the transmission of HIV and
other STIs. The Condom Research Team is currently investigating possible
solutions to this problem including the use of the technology currently
employed in O-RING Condoms.”

O-RING Condoms are effective precisely because of their simplicity: any
condom user can easily understand this intuitive adaptation. The O-RING
solution transcends nationalities, cultures, and languages and offers a
truly universal solution to increase condom safety, acceptability and

O-RING Products has received 19
covering 34 countries. O-RING Products’ officials are in the
early stages of discussions with manufacturers to form synergistic
business partnerships.

O-RING Condoms are available at http://O-RingCondom.com.


O-RING Products LLC
Adam Glickman, 323-230-0201