Thompson didn't always want to be a condom entrepreneur. But after a "difficult night" where he couldn't get a condom on correctly, the brainchild decided he could do better. The a-ha moment came, Thomas says, as he was taking out the trash. "I opened the Hefty Clinch Sak, grabbed the handles, and pulled them. In a day, I had figured out the best way to roll into a condom." the Cinch Sak inspired Sensis's QuickStrips, essentially, pull tabs for condoms.
Thompson's pull-tab revelation came in the late 1990's, and since then, he has been working to grow the Sensis brand. Sensis condoms have been on store shelves for a year now. Feedback has been encouraging, Thompson says, and the company hopes to launch a new line of condoms in the near future. The company now sells thin lubricated and micro-dot ribbed varieties.