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2012-12-04 05:53:57 PM  
Never heard of the Sponge?
 
2012-12-04 06:02:52 PM  
The electrospun cloth could be inserted directly in the body or be used as a coating on vaginal rings or other products.

Still, cloth is cloth. But it seems they're unto something.
 
2012-12-04 06:10:49 PM  
i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-12-04 06:13:02 PM  
unless its up my ass ill give it a shot
 
2012-12-04 06:13:19 PM  

gadian: Never heard of the Sponge?


Done in one.

/first thing I thought of
//also, subby would be really horrified to find out what's in tampons
 
2012-12-04 06:14:51 PM  

jigger: [i48.tinypic.com image 460x640]


Nice!
 
2012-12-04 06:50:26 PM  
It's not 3D printed? Who's gonna be the first farker to redefine this technology as 3D printing?
 
2012-12-04 07:19:35 PM  
Electrospinning uses an electric field to catapult a charged fluid jet through air to create very fine, nanometer-scale fibers...

hehehehuhhehehehehehe
 
2012-12-04 07:44:31 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: It's not 3D printed? Who's gonna be the first farker to redefine this technology as 3D printing?


I just finished writing my dissertation on electrospinning, so I'm really getting a kick...

seriously, it's because of cost. A 3D printer that can make nano-microscale features with surface to volume ratios comparable to electrospinning will cost $20k+ and take hours to make details that fine. A basic electrospinning device can run you a few hundred bucks and if you know what you're doing, you can get controllable microstructures and a fully formed construct like the one in TFA in about a half hour, give or take.
 
2012-12-04 07:56:04 PM  
Gives new meaning to the phrase, "I'm on the rag."
 
2012-12-04 07:59:11 PM  
FTFA "This is the first study to use nanofibers for vaginal drug delivery."

Opening for Subversive Ping-Pong Balls, it's...Vaginal Drug Delivery!
 
2012-12-04 08:07:27 PM  
Subby's gotta be trolling. I mean, a contraceptive that is placed in the place where conception starts? This is shocking?

Was expecting a nasal cavity or perhaps actually in the male urethra. Those would be far more oddball (though the second one would also make sense). My question would be if it's appropriate for HIV protection during anal. Obviously not when it's in the vag. I don't see a reason why it shouldn't.

I'm wondering where a condom wouldn't be appropriate where this would be. When the guy refuses to wear one? If that's the case, I'd suggest finding a new partner who actually cares about you rather than a new type of female condom.
 
2012-12-04 08:08:44 PM  
Could be worse. Could be up the man's urethra.
 
2012-12-04 08:34:06 PM  
So, the Brillo Pad on the inside is now softer than the Brillo Pad on the outside?
 
2012-12-04 08:36:02 PM  

Nickninja: Quantum Apostrophe: It's not 3D printed? Who's gonna be the first farker to redefine this technology as 3D printing?

I just finished writing my dissertation on electrospinning, so I'm really getting a kick...

seriously, it's because of cost. A 3D printer that can make nano-microscale features with surface to volume ratios comparable to electrospinning will cost $20k+ and take hours to make details that fine. A basic electrospinning device can run you a few hundred bucks and if you know what you're doing, you can get controllable microstructures and a fully formed construct like the one in TFA in about a half hour, give or take.


QA likes to take any thread related to, or even somewhat maybe tangentially related to, space exploration or 3D printing and proceed to shiat all over it.
 
2012-12-04 09:00:28 PM  

entropic_existence: Nickninja: Quantum Apostrophe: It's not 3D printed? Who's gonna be the first farker to redefine this technology as 3D printing?

I just finished writing my dissertation on electrospinning, so I'm really getting a kick...

seriously, it's because of cost. A 3D printer that can make nano-microscale features with surface to volume ratios comparable to electrospinning will cost $20k+ and take hours to make details that fine. A basic electrospinning device can run you a few hundred bucks and if you know what you're doing, you can get controllable microstructures and a fully formed construct like the one in TFA in about a half hour, give or take.

QA likes to take any thread related to, or even somewhat maybe tangentially related to, space exploration or 3D printing and proceed to shiat all over it.


Say his name three more times, I dare you

/Triple dog dare even
 
2012-12-04 09:38:58 PM  
first study to use nanofibers for vaginal drug delivery

Previously, prison convict's girlfriend's were the primary method for vaginal drug delivery.
 
2012-12-04 10:24:53 PM  

jigger: [i48.tinypic.com image 460x640]


Assuming this is real, I've got to say, advertisers in the '30-'50s knew all about the double entrendre.
 
2012-12-04 10:39:36 PM  
In the butt.
 
2012-12-04 10:47:43 PM  
This is clever but seems to pose a high potential risk for infection or inflammation.
 
2012-12-05 02:15:27 AM  

BolloxReader: Subby's gotta be trolling. I mean, a contraceptive that is placed in the place where conception starts? This is shocking?

Was expecting a nasal cavity or perhaps actually in the male urethra. Those would be far more oddball (though the second one would also make sense). My question would be if it's appropriate for HIV protection during anal. Obviously not when it's in the vag. I don't see a reason why it shouldn't.

I'm wondering where a condom wouldn't be appropriate where this would be. When the guy refuses to wear one? If that's the case, I'd suggest finding a new partner who actually cares about you rather than a new type of female condom.


I was thinking it was RISUG, but the hiv blocking on that is still hypothetical at best.
 
2012-12-05 06:53:02 AM  
Use a condom and let these researchers move on to cancer.
 
2012-12-05 07:33:19 AM  

Lord Jubjub: jigger: [i48.tinypic.com image 460x640]

Assuming this is real, I've got to say, advertisers in the '30-'50s knew all about the double entrendre.


Not just advertisers. Watch a Marx Brothers movie sometimes. Double entrendre abounds. Mostly it's subtle or quick so you have to listen carefully, but sometimes it's not all that subtle.
 
2012-12-05 10:39:43 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: It's not 3D printed? Who's gonna be the first farker to redefine this technology as 3D printing?


They are going to put LEDs in them.
 
2012-12-05 08:34:10 PM  

Nickninja: Quantum Apostrophe: It's not 3D printed? Who's gonna be the first farker to redefine this technology as 3D printing?

I just finished writing my dissertation on electrospinning, so I'm really getting a kick...

seriously, it's because of cost. A 3D printer that can make nano-microscale features with surface to volume ratios comparable to electrospinning will cost $20k+ and take hours to make details that fine. A basic electrospinning device can run you a few hundred bucks and if you know what you're doing, you can get controllable microstructures and a fully formed construct like the one in TFA in about a half hour, give or take.


Sweet. What can you do with electrospun materials?
 
2012-12-06 08:17:21 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Nickninja: Quantum Apostrophe:

Sweet. What can you do with electrospun materials?


Electrospinning was developed in the textile industry, of all places. And it has a few applications in making high performance clothes. It's big in the filtration literature too. But in the last decade it has exploded in tissue engineering research. When I started, most people that I talked to hadn't heard of it. But now, practically every university with a bioengineering department has at least one lab that does electrospinning. The fiber size seems to encourage cells to attach, and the high surface area helps with drug delivery.
 
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