A Ukrainian has invented a condom that plays music during sex, Korrespondent magazine reported Wednesday.
Scientist Hryhory Chausovsky developed the birth control device as a novelty, and as an aid for more pleasurable love-making, he said.
A miniature loudspeaker and motion sensor implanted in the condom's upper cuff provides a range of musical tones during sex.
The condom's main limitation is primitive sound quality, similar to tones produced by first-generation mobile phones. Testing has shown no danger of electric shock to users of the device, Chausovsky claimed.
"We are working on ways to improve this (the quality of the condom's sound)," he said.
An inventor in the east Ukrainian city Zaporizhia, Chausovsky said he was looking for a financial backer to put his musical condom, currently in the experimental stage, into mass production.
Condoms and other birth control devices are generally unpopular in Ukraine, a country suffering one of the highest HIV-infection rates in the world.