Consent' condom boxes require two people to open them

Consent condoms opened by four hands
Four hands are required to open the condom box. Photo credit: BBDO Argentina.

An unusual new range of condoms have been released, requiring two sets of hands to open the box.

Argentinean condom company Tulipan are behind the prophylactics, which it says are to promote conversations around consent.

The boxes require four hands to press on four specific trigger points around the edge of the box, according to Tuliapan.

An accompanying video illustrates how the box opens; while one person holds in two top sets of circles, another holds in two bottom sets. The hands then push together, and the condom pops out.

The Sun reports the condoms have been handed out for free in in various bars throughout Buenos Aires City.

"Tulipan has always spoken of safe pleasure, but for this campaign we understood that we had to talk about the most important thing in every sexual relationship: pleasure is possible only if you both give your consent first," a spokesperson for the agency told the newspaper.

The condoms are reportedly raising awareness for the rights of those who are HIV positive in the country, after a nationwide survey revealed only 14.5 percent of Argentinian men said they regularly used condoms during sex.

While 65 percent said they "occasionally" used condoms, an alarming 20.5 percent said they had never used a condom.

There was no comment on how the boxes might impact amputees.