Extra Small Condoms, Called Hotshot, Go On Sale for 12-Year-Olds
Extra Small Condoms Targeted at Boys as Young as 12 Go On Sale in Switzerland
Some new condoms that claim to be extra small, have gone on sale in Switzerland and their target audience are boys as young as 12-years-old as new government research showed that boys that young were starting to have sex and were not using proper protection. (Perhaps Enrique Iglesias could be their spokesperson?)
According to the Telegraph, in a poll conducted by the Federal Commission for Children and Youth, out of 1,480 people aged 10 to 20 that were interviewed, more 12 to 14 year olds admitted they were having sex compared to data taken in the 1990s.
Lamprecht AG is the manufacturer of the condoms and they are the largest manufacturer in Switzerland. If they are allowed to expand overseas, they want to branch out in to the United Kingdom first as it has the highest teen pregnancy rate in Europe.
"At the moment we are only producing the Hotshot in Switzerland. But the UK is certainly a very attractive market since there is a very high rate of underage conception. The UK would definitely be top priority if we marketed abroad."
The age of consent in Switzerland is 16, but with an age difference between partners of under three years, there is no punishment for sex under the age of consent. If one partner is also not over 20 and believes their partner to be at least 16, there is also no punishment if found out to be otherwise.
How Small are the Extra Small Condoms?
A standard size condom (reports the Telegraph) has a two inch diameter, but Hotshot's condoms are only 1.7 inches in diameter. However, both are the same lenght of 7.4 inches.