Finger condoms

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I found these finger condoms at the 100 yen store last night. I’m not sure what they’re useful for, but the packaging promises that they will safely protect your fingers during household chores, office work, and other activities.

12 thoughts on “Finger condoms

  1. I think in English they are called finger cots. I’ve seen them used in semiconductor packaging, for applications where you don’t need a full glove but shouldn’t be leaving fingerprints. They are also used in the medical field. They are less sweaty than full gloves.

  2. They’re good for anything that might get your finger dirty, but requires the finesse of a bare hand, when you have a nasty cut on your finger. It leaves all your other fingers free, but protects the hurt one.

  3. when shopping in Japan, I tried many condoms but none would fit(I am no superman andperhaps this is not the place, or I am a jerk for sharing) and always a battle in the bed to get small restrictive thing on-maybe I bought the wrong product by mistake of kanji ignorance!

  4. Saw these a lot when I worked in the deli during my college days. Cut your finger on a sandwich knife, you bandage it up, then slide one of these bad boys over the top. More hygienic that way.

  5. I’ve used these to build waterproof switches for a motorized towing device. They’re more durable than balloons, and have a good diameter for a handle.