Latex condoms were first introduced around 1902, just a year before the Wright Brothers' first successful flight at Kitty Hawk. Airplane technology has advanced us to landing on the moon and Mars while the rolled condom has essentially remained the same.
Today, almost 100 years later, condom technology has now advanced with radically re-designed ideas, new materials, and significant functional changes for the 21st century. Three patented silicone innovations began US clinical trials in the fall of 2011, with clinical research funding from the National institutes of Allergies and Infectious Disease, and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
The ORIGAMI™ condom brand has conducted NIH-funded clinical trials: the ORIGAMI™ NON-Rolled Condom (NRC), the first NON-rolled, silicone male condom, (sensation from inside, not from outside) in collaboration with the California Family with Health Council, Los Angeles; the ORIGAMI™ Female Condom (OFC), a latex-free, inserted female condom made of silicone, in collaboration with the Women’s Global Health Imperative at RTI, International, San Francisco; and the ORIGAMI Internal Condom™ (OIC), the first condom ever proposed for anal sex, in collaboration with The Fenway Institute, Boston.
Our mission is to provide unique, pleasurable condoms that people can enjoy using and to increase consistent consumer uptake. The unique, pleasure-oriented innovations may soon reshape the future landscape of the old rolled condom industry on a global scale.
Danny Resnic is the inventor of the ORIGAMI™ condoms serving as principal investigator of NIH-funded clinical trials. His determination and commitment to reinvent the condom into a user-friendly and pleasurable device have been internationally recognized among researchers and in the media. Danny studied design at the Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA).
"I am grateful for the support from the epidemiology research community and the NIH, without whom these innovations would not be possible. My wholehearted thanks to the media for covering the company's innovations." -Danny Resnic