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Good idea or not? Rape-aXe, a female condom with "teeth." adult content

Rape-aXe. No need to wonder what this gadget does. Sonnet Ehlers has seen rape victims all around her - especially at the hospital where she worked as a medical researcher. Ehlers is from South Africa, dubbed the 'rape capital of the world,' where a rape reportedly occurs every 17 seconds and only 8 percent of violators are convicted. Ehlers remembers the eyes of a 20 year old rape victim she met at a hospital in the Northern Cape of South Africa. Her eyes were "totally dead," she said. But what Ehlers remembers most are the victim's words: "If I only had teeth down there." Those words were the inspiration for Ehlers' invention, the Rape-aXe, a condom-like latex sheath with razor sharp barbs that a woman wears in her vagina. When an attacker attempts vaginal penetration, the barbs grip his penis. Men, if you've ever had your penis caught in your zipper, you can imagine what the Rape-aXe feels like. But that's not the end of it. Rape-aXe doesn't let go. When the man withdraws his penis, the Rape-aXe is attached. It has to be surgically removed, which may prevent him from raping or doing much else with his penis again. It also will lead to the his arrest!

http://inventorspot.com/articles/rapeaxe_female_condom_designed_trap_rapists_40114

 
tasches

Asked by tasches at 6:47 PM on Jun. 28, 2011 in Health

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  • I think in places where rape is so common, it would be an amazing tool for women. However, I would worry that the attacker might kill the women, or that women here might use it on a cheating boyfriend or something.
    Mom-2-3-Girlz

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 6:59 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • It is a good concept but in reality it does no good. In reality, when men discover women have one of these in, they become even more violent. Women in the 'rape capital' refuse to use them because using one could mean death.
    purpleducky

    Answer by purpleducky at 7:03 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • Good idea in theory, but I can definitely see it making the guy extremely mad and even killing the woman so unless she manages to get away while he is suddenly realizing what has happened to his penis I don't think this is a good idea.
    aeneva

    Answer by aeneva at 7:20 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • This would also have to be surgically implanted in the female. There's no way she could wear this 24/7 comfortably. And then what happens when she meets someone she wants to sleep with? Wait to have an appointment, have it removed, heal, and THEN finally have sex?
    I'm pretty sure this has to be one giant TROLL.
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 1:50 AM on Jun. 29, 2011

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