Look, we all know teens are getting it on. What we didn't know was that pre-teens are also getting it on in shockingly-large numbers -- and without condoms. You would think the terror of first-time sex would translate to fear of getting someone pregnant, but no.

Thankfully, and perhaps disturbingly, a Swiss firm is pushing mini-condoms on Europe's 12 and up set.

Dubbed the Hotshot, the prophylactic was developed in response to a study that indicated young teens were regularly engaging in unprotected sex.

"The result that shocked us concerned young boys who display apparently risky behaviour," said Nancy Bodmer, who oversaw the research for the study at the Center for Development and Personality Psychology at Basel University in Switzerland.

"They have more of a tendency not to protect themselves," she said, adding that because of their young age, they also do not know much about sexuality. [Daily News]

Of course, the super-small condoms could serve other purposes, as well, like an anonymous birthday present to all of your selfish ex-boyfriends.

Commentarium (3 Comments)

May 19 10 - 11:37am

They should call the small ones "medium" so that medium-sized guys can think they are well hung!

May 19 10 - 6:00pm

I ALWAYS buy large, then shrink them to fit.

May 20 10 - 11:53pm

During some of the space shots of the 1960s, the astronauts wore a thing that was like a condom with a tube out the end through which they peed. Rather than small, medium and large, the three sizes were Huge, Enormous and Which One's the Rocket?