Condoms Work More Than We Think

 Condoms not only safeguard one from Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and prevent pregnancy, but also provide erection for a longer time. Here the reference is not to the “extra time” condoms which have anesthetic effect, but to plain condoms. Dr Jawahar Kadam has researched on the subject and found that a condom indeed keeps the penis erect for a longer time.

 Dr Jawahar Kadam is a professor of Anatomy at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli. His research paper won the Dr J V Bhatt Memorial National Award for the best original scientific research paper at the 22nd National Conference of Sexology, held in Bangalore.

Dr Kadam conducted the research on 20 subjects for two years and concluded that the condom holds the blood in the penis for a longer time. Thus keeps it erect.

Unlike other body parts, penis doesn’t have muscles. There are no muscles contractions involved in making the penis erect. To become erect, the penis instead uses pressurized blood.

The easiest way to understand how the penis becomes erect is to think about a balloon. If a balloon has no air in it, it is limp. As you inflate a limp balloon with just a little air, it becomes elongated and rigid.

The penis contains two cigar-shaped structures, called corpora cavernosa that it uses to become erect. Arteries bring blood into these two tubes, and veins carry blood away from them. The penis can be either limp or erect, depending on the flow of blood.

When a man becomes aroused, the arteries leading into the penis open up so that pressurized blood can enter the penis quickly. The veins leaving the penis constrict. Pressurized blood is trapped in the corpora cavernosa, and this blood causes the penis to elongate and stiffen. The penis is erect.

“When a man wears a condom, the condom constricts the veins and prevents the blood from leaving the penis,” said Dr Kadam. “There is an elastic pressure put by the folds of the condom at the base. This has been happening, but we do not realise.” The more the folds, the more is the pressure.

“I want the government to use this in advertisements and promote the use of condoms.” Dr Kadam is disappointed with the government for not having backed him. Even the Anatomical Society of India did not support him. The research paper was accepted at the International Conference of Anatomy held in Turkey. “But to go to Turkey to present the paper, I needed Rs 80,000 which I did not have.”

He is sure that his research fulfills all the three parameters required to get a patent. “It will help the condom industry, it is innovative and it is also useful for the public.” Kadam has been running from pillar to post to get the funds from the government. “I am a government servant and I do not even do private practice. I only do research. Dr Kalam asks all to do research, but there is no backing from the government. I have been spending from my own pocket for the research.”

 Dr Manu Kothari, Emeritus Professor of Anatomy, KEM College, Mumbai said,

“I am totally convinced with Dr Kadam’s findings and stand by it. It is another thing that people have been pooh-poohing him. That is because we Indians are shy to talk of sex. If we talk of sex openly as much as we talk of  Babas, it will help us a great deal.”

Dr Padmini Prasad, Director, Ramani Nursing Home and Institute of Sexology, Bangalore said

“Dr Kadam’s paper presentation was very good. I cannot say anything about his findings of the condom. But in cases of sexual dysfunction we ask them to give condoms with rims that hold tight at the base.”

M N Vidyashankar, then Secretary, Medical Education had said

“I have met Dr Jawahar Kadam and seen the summary of the research. I have forwarded the plan for the patent to the finance department. I cannot ensure that the government will fund the patent which will cost Rs 5 Crore. Hopefully, the finance department approves it. The minimum period to get patent is 36 months. The finance department may also release the funds in phases since it is required in phases.”

This story of mine was published in MiD DAY


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Dr Rajendra Kumar Jugade on June 4, 2015 at 7:55 am

    DR sab you are great and you are write. you think about the pleasure of human kind and investigated the sexual function, but the country like us just don’t understand the basic need of life so they miss a lot. you are just superb.


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