This article seems to overlook the essential problem with condoms, which is that varieties with useful differences are not available even in the western marketplace. Colors, flavors, cutsey designs don’t do shit if the condom inside is a rubber smelling piece of crap that doesn’t fit. Two standard sizes? There’s a major problem right there. Lubricant that doesn’t wash off? Packages that are hard to open.
I’m sure the Gates challenge will address some of these things.
NYTimes: Getting Men to Want to Use Condoms