Scientists are creating a new kind of 'sticky beads' contraception - made of SEAWEED

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Scientists are creating a new kind of 'sticky beads' contraception - out of SEAWEED
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Thought you knew everything there is to know about contraception? Read our handy guide to all the different methods out there and feeling fully clued up on all the different types of pills and potions? Well THINK AGAIN, pal.

Artificial eggs are the latest creation that scientists have been cooking up in the lab to stop you getting preggers, and it's thought that it may provide women with a realistic alternative to the pill.

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But that's not even the craziest part - the crazy part is that these little egg things have been made from SEAWEED. Ariel vibes for your ovaries.

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So how the hell does this all work, then? In very basic terms, scientists have created a new type of tiny, sticky beads which trap sperm and therefore prevent pregnancy.

The design, called 'very impressive' by experts, is still all in the early stages of development, but offers hope of a contraceptive that's completely free of mood swings, weight gain and other side-effects that are often associated with the pill.

The ZP2 peptide beads (fancy) are made from a sugary material extracted from seaweed, and are so tiny that 8 MILLION of them would fit on a little fingernail. Science is mental.

They're coated in a substance normally found on the outside of a woman's eggs which the sperm latches on to, so when inserted in the womb, they'd act as decoys and trap the sperm before reaching the eggs.

In a report by MailOnline, it's also reported that the contraceptive effect was long-lasting but NOT permanent, meaning it'd be a great option for gals who are crap at remembering to take the pill every day.

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Or just use an empty crisp packet. We're joking OH GOD WE'RE JOKING PLEASE DON'T DO THAT.

Science is just cool af really, isn't it. Has your mind been blown by this new contraception idea? Let us know with a tweet to @Sugarscape.

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