used linen sheaths as condom
s in order to prevent disease
Evidence of condoms can be found in cave paintings
may have used condoms made of muscle tissue of dead warriors
Condoms made of linen have been found in England
from this time. Mostly used to prevent against syphilis
. Later they were used to prevent pregnancy
and were dipped in chemicals to be used as spermicide
Animal intestines began to be used as a condom instead of linen. There are two theories of where the name condom came from some. But both theories originate during this time. Some say that King Charles II
of England named them and used them so he would not impregnate women and have illegitimate children. Others say that Casanova
In 1844 Goodyear
distributed mass produced condoms. They were made from a kind of rubber
that is extremely elastic.
outlawed the advertising of birth control
. And they couldn't be sent or sold through the mail.
condom was made.
Condom use became wide spread. But the American Social Hygiene Association
tried to get people to stop using them, thinking that people with diseases should not have pleasure
Condom use diminished in the United States
and disease spread, luckily the pill
was widely used so pregnancy remained low.
condoms were first produced. People with sensitive skin
could use them. In 1993 annual production of condoms was 8.5 billion. Condoms were made in various sizes, color
s, and brands. Women can now even use female condom
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