ONE® Flex™ is one of the world’s thinnest condoms and provides 85% more body heat transfer than standard latex condoms.
Boston, MA / Oct. 17, 2023 – ONE® Condoms launches the world’s first graphene condom today, after nearly a decade of research and development. Graphene was discovered in 2004, quickly capturing international attention as the thinnest, strongest, and most conductive material on the planet. NASA calls graphene a “wonder material,” in reference to its unmatched capabilities.
“Graphene is like a magic ingredient for condoms. It provides incredible thinness, strength, flexibility, and heat transfer – all the things you want in a condom. Our hybrid graphene-latex condom addresses some of the most common condom complaints head on, including pleasure, sensation, and comfort,” said Davin Wedel, CEO and founder of ONE® Condoms.
Graphene received international attention in 2010, when physicists experimenting with its capabilities were awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics. The discovery of graphene has been a catalyst for innovation across industries, including space travel and renewable energy. Today’s arrival of ONE® Flex™ marks a massive development in sexual health innovation.
“Our scientists spent nearly ten years developing a hybrid condom by molecularly bonding graphene with natural rubber latex, resulting in one of the world’s thinnest condoms,” said Wedel.
Why make condoms with graphene?
Condoms remain the only tool that help prevent both sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancies. Despite their widespread availability, complaints about pleasure, fit, and comfort have challenged health outcomes for decades. Thanks to graphene’s capabilities, encouraging condom use may be easier than ever before. In a clinical trial, ONE® Flex™ was preferred 2-to-1 over standard latex condoms. “Imagine the impact of a condom that could make safer sex as pleasurable as unprotected sex,” said Wedel. “In order to have a dramatic impact on public health, we continue to reinvent the condom to get as close to a skin-on-skin feel as possible.”
What are the benefits of graphene condoms?
Graphene is 200 times stronger than steel and 1 million times thinner than human hair. It is also the most conductive solid ever discovered. When bonded together, graphene molecules fill the space between latex molecules, creating a new material that advances thinness, flexibility, and thermal conductivity. The result is a comfortable condom fit that enhances pleasure, connection, and sensation.
On its own, latex is an insulator, which keeps you from feeling your partner’s natural body heat. Graphene, on the other hand, is the most conductive material on the planet. Because ONE® Flex™ molecularly combines latex with graphene, the condom increases body heat transfer by 85% compared to standard latex condoms. This results in more sensation and a natural, skin-on-skin feeling.
One of the top complaints about ultra-thin condoms is a tight and restrictive feeling. When combined with graphene, latex can stretch farther without feeling tighter. Due to the capabilities of graphene, ONE® Flex™ condoms are ultra-thin without losing flexibility, sensation, or comfort.
“Ten years of research and development is no minor undertaking, but we have remained deeply motivated by our vision of increasing condom access and use across populations. The release of ONE® Flex™ is a huge step forward, and we are proud to be at the forefront of an innovation with massive implications for the sexual wellbeing of our planet,” says Wedel.
Are ONE® Flex™ condoms cleared by the FDA?
Yes. ONE® Flex™ condoms are FDA-cleared for the prevention of STIs and unintended pregnancies, and the technological advancement is safeguarded by a patent. Thanks to carbon-based graphene, the condom has a natural charcoal hue. All ONE® Condoms are vegan-friendly, non-GMO, nontoxic, and free from any harmful chemicals. All ONE® Condoms are packaged in tubes made from 100% recycled paper.
Where are ONE® Flex™ condoms available?
About ONE® Condoms
Established in 2004, ONE® is a socially-conscious company dedicated to promoting sexual health awareness. As an industry leader and trailblazer in premium condoms and lubricants, ONE® brings a unique perspective to sexual health by combining cutting-edge product design, manufacturing technology, and active customer engagement. ONE® is committed to innovation, continually developing state-of-the-art technologies to enhance its condom offerings, including exclusive features like Sensatex® Softer Latex, MicroRoll® Comfort Base, TotalGlide® Full Lubrication, 52 condom sizes under its MyONE® Custom Fit™ brand, and recently launched ONE® Flex™. ONE® is the only condom brand FDA-cleared for both anal or vaginal use. ONE® Condoms are vegan-friendly, non-GMO, and made from natural rubber latex. ONE® Flex™ is the world’s first condom made with graphene, a wonder material so strong, thin, and flexible it’s used in space exploration. Their trademark round condom wrappers feature unique designs that ignite conversations. Operating under the umbrella of the Global Protection Corp. family of sexual health products, which was founded by Davin Wedel, ONE® shares the mission of making condoms as socially acceptable as toothpaste.
ONE® products are available at onecondoms.com, as well as at select global retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens. For those seeking a tailored fit, MyONE® Custom Fit™ condoms can be purchased at myonecondoms.com and select sizes at CVS stores nationwide.