The statistics are sobering: In South Africa, women are raped every 26 seconds, which means in the time it takes you to read this post, 3-5 women have been raped and possibly infected with HIV in the process. How to stop the horrible cycle of violence? One doctor believes she has a solution. It's called Rape-aXe and, warning, it's a little graphic ...
Dr. Sonette Ehlers, inventor of the female-worn Rape-aXe condom, plans to pass out 30,000 condoms in South Africa before the World Cup. The idea: to protect women against would-be rapists. She designed the product after hearing from an actual rape victim who told her, "if only I had teeth down there."
Here's how Rape-aXe works: You insert the device in the vagina using an applicator (like a tampon). It's said to be comfortable and safe to wear (in other words, you won't stab yourself). But, when a rapist forces himself upon a Rape-aXe wearer, small hooks latch into the skin of the penis, causing significant pain.
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