Doc Unveils Excruciating Anti-Rape Female Condom

'Time to fight back,' vows inventor
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2010 2:37 AM CDT
Doc Unveils Excruciating Anti-Rape Female Condom
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Rapists will soon be in for a nasty surprise from a medieval-looking female condom designed to deliver on-the-spot punishment. The "Rape-axe" device sports jagged hooks that latch onto a man's penis during penetration. South African doctor Sonnet Ehlers, the inventor of the mini-torture chamber, is distributing 30,000 of the condoms during the World Cup. "It hurts," Ehlers said. "He cannot pee and walk when it's on. If he tries to remove it, it will clasp even tighter."

South Africa has one of the highest rape rates in the world, and some 16% of the population has HIV, reports the New York Daily News. Rape-axe is inserted like a tampon. Once embedded in a man's penis, it can only be removed safely by a doctor. "It's time to fight back," Ehlers announces on her web site. (Read more Sonnet Ehlers stories.)

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