Another new “product” created in an odd attempt to avoid using condoms, this one involves dudes using a sticker to seal their urethra closed during sex. Jiftip, is a sticker that covers the urethra, or tip of your penis during sex, and is touted as a way to “Feel your partner, Feel Freedom, Feel Safe.” But does it work?
SAFE, BUT NOT DICK STICKER HAS NOT PROOF OR EVIDENCE OF STD OR PREGNANCY PREVENTION
While the good ‘ol Jiftip may sound like amazing for guys who don’t like the way condoms feel during sex, health professionals warn there is no evidence the product works to prevent STDs or pregnancy. When you visit Jiftip’s website, the user also has to search hard to find the company’s disclaimer that the product is “not intended or approved to prevent pregnancy or STI’s.” But hey, your urethra is sealed up like a tomb.
And the product’s disclaimer gets even more alarming in the frequently asked question section:
LETS JIFTIP OUR PENIS HOLES SHUT FOR FUN, BECAUSE WHO WOULDN’T WANT THAT?
“BUT WHAT ABOUT HERPES, HPV?” the company asks. “Jiftip only protects pleasure and convenience, not STI’s or pregnancy.” So what exactly does this stupid thing do? Consumers often get caught up in the hype and forget risk, that’s the only explanation. Even in the product’s disclaimer, it says it will not prevent pregnancy or STDs, which is the only reason people wear condoms in the first place.
CHEAP, BUT HEY, EJACULATE WITH IT ON, AND YOUR URETHRA MIGHT EXPLODE
The website notes that Jiftip, which comes in a three pack for $6, should only be used with the pull-out method, and that it’s not recommended to ejaculate with the patch on during sex. Please note that those who do leave the patch on when they ejaculate may experience pain or severe irritation from the patch blocking the urethra while the man has natural spasms that evacuate all the ejaculate fluid. It’s also possible that the adhesive could be an irritant for some with sensitive skin.
Listen people, condoms are tried and tested, they are an effective form of birth control and control against STDs. Condoms are not the enemy, but not perfect either.