Safe sex is pretty important, but how do you know that your partner isn’t giving you the business or an STD? Thanks to three students who participated in the U.K.’s TeenTech Awards we finally have a way to do so without paperwork and the like. They’ve invented a condom that changes color when it comes into contact with an STD. The condom will change to one of four colors if the S.T. eye, which is a layer of molecules in the prophylactic, attaches to bacteria that’s associated with common sexually transmitted diseases.
No, they’re not flavored. As of right now the condoms can only detect certain STDs, though. The lads earned roughly $1,500 for their work in addition to a trip to meet Prince Andrew at Buckingham Palace. “We wanted to make something that made detecting harmful STIs safer than ever before, so that people can take immediate action in the privacy of their own homes without the often-scary procedures at the doctors,” Said 14-year-old Daanyaal Ali. “We’ve made sure we’re able to give peace of mind to users and let people act even more responsibly than ever before.”