Posted by Mark J. Miller on April 1, 2013 12:28 PM
Condoms already come in plenty of forms. You’ve got your ribbed, you glow-in-the-dark, your cola-flavored, your French ticklers and your textured and studded ones. But Bill and Melinda Gates would like to see one that hasn’t been invented yet—and they are willing to fork over more than $1 million for it.
That's why the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering up the cash to anyone who can design such a thing in the hopes of stopping the spread of HIV and AIDS, CNN reports.
The contraceptive they’d like to see is a "next generation condom that significantly preserves or enhances pleasure" and promotes "regular use" as part of the foundation's commitment to addressing the global HIV and AIDS crisis.
"Male condoms are cheap, easy to manufacture, easy to distribute, and available globally, including in resource-poor settings, through numerous well-developed distribution channels," the Foundation says, according to CNN. So what’s the problem? Well, people complain that condoms get in the way of intimacy and pleasure, which are generally the goal of most people having intercourse.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on March 23, 2011 01:00 PM
She will be remembered for her remarkable film career, her headline-making love life and many marriages, her friendship with Michael Jackson, even her White Diamonds perfume — 20 years on the market, and still the best-selling celebrity-created perfume in the world.
But the lasting legacy of Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who died today at the age of 79, may very well be her post-acting career: a quarter-century of opening minds (and wallets) to help AIDS research and those living with HIV.Continue reading...