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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.