Great moments in government: tax dollars funding research into custom-fitted condoms

Your tax dollars at work.


The federal government is stretching your tax dollars — in search of the perfect condom.

The National Institutes of Health will spend $224,863 to test 95 “custom-fitted” condoms so every American man can choose the one that fits just right.

The study was prompted by concern that despite the wide-scale promotion of latex condoms to help prevent the spread of HIV, their use remains “disappointingly low,” the government said.

Why? Because one-third to one-half of men complain of poor-fitting rubbers and are less likely to use them, the feds said.

The NIH blames US “regulatory guidelines” for American men having to choose from a “narrow range of condom sizes.”

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