The Hotshot condoms are going on sale in Switzerland after research found
that not enough 12 to 14-year-old boys were having protected sex.
The condoms are likely to end up on sale in Britain, said their manufacturer
A spokesman said the UK would be ?top priority? if the company expanded
abroad, considering it had the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Europe.
Nysse Norballe said: ?At the moment we are only producing the Hotshot in
?But the UK is certainly a very attractive market since there is a very high
rate of underage conception.?
A standard condom has a diameter of 52mm in comparison with the Hotshot?s
45mm. Both are the same length ? 190mm.
According to a study of 13 to 20-year-olds, a quarter said that a standard
condom was too large.
Hilary Pannack, of teenage pregnancy charity Straight Talking Peer
Education, said: ?We know young people are having sex and if this is what it
takes to protect them, we need to go along with it.?