It’s widely accepted by both men and women that condoms are awful. This seemingly universal problem has gotten so out of hand that billionaire Bill Gates felt the need to launch his Next Generation Condom challenge in hopes of developing the future of condoms. The contest heeded more than a few interesting results. And now, Michele Chu, a student at the Pratt Institute in New York City, is looking to throw her hat in the ring of innovative contraceptive ideas with her new spray-on condom. Wait, what?

Although very few of us enjoy condoms, there is no denying how necessary they are. They are considered the most effective way of preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STD). Chu’s spray-on condom, dubbed Girlplay, can be sprayed directly on to the penis, or vagina, and men are asked to wait two minutes before engaging in sexual intercourse. She compares the effects to that of the spray-on bandage.

Let’s start off by examining her prototype’s biggest flaw: the two minutes guys have to wait after applying the spray-on condom. As any honest man will tell you, that’s just too long. This is actually the same reason the first spray-on condom idea never quite took off. That’s right, German inventor Jan Vinzenz Krause already tried to market the first spray-on condom back in 2006. However, his design never really gained traction because waiting for the condom to dry was deemed too long.

If we can stand putting the mood on hold for a couple of minutes, it may solve the problem of skin-to-skin contact in which STDs, like herpes, are spread, but I personally don’t see how it could prevent the exchange of bodily fluids — the most common source of transmission. One thing I do know is that I will most certainly not be volunteering to be Chu’s guinea pig.