Condoms have actually come a long way because the animal bladders and intestines our forefathers braved (phew!). Though often forgotten, condoms aren’t utilized simply for birth control.
When used properly, condoms are extremely reliable in offering defense against HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Infection that hurts the body’s immune system and can result in AIDS. Worldwide an approximated 33.3 million individuals have HIV, and more than 25 million individuals between 1981 and 2007 have actually died from the infection (making it among the most destructive pandemics in evolution).
Possibly you’ve never truly questioned how a condom is made (you know, in the heat of the moment and stuff). However with fantastic pleasure (tehe) we bring you this video revealing the strenuous screening condoms undergo. All that poking, prodding, inspecting, and inflating (up to three feet high and one foot large!) assists ensure rubbers’ reliability and safety.
Here are a couple of things you may not understand about the condom.
- Ancient Egyptians presumably utilized condoms made from animal bladders or intestines as early as 1350 BC.
- Giacomo Girolama Casanova de Seingalt (re: the “Casanova”) referred to condoms as “English frock coats” in the 18th century.
- It’s almost impossible to identify where the word “condom” originated from: Some point to a strange “Dr. Condom” who served under King Charles II in the 18th century, many others trace it back to the middle ages latin “quondam” (slang for genital areas); Chaucer, who spelled it “condam,” the latin “condus” (implying receptable), or the Italian “guantone” (implying glove).
- Charles Goodyear (yes, as in the tires) acquired the very first rubberized condom patent in 1844.
- The typical U.S. rubber user is between the ages of 18 and 24.
- The AMERICAN army uses condoms to stop bleeding, and to keep dust and dirt out of the barrel of a weapon.
- About 70 percent of condom purchases are made by males.
- Musician Adriana Bertini designed a gown out of 1200 hand-dyed condoms. She’s been making gowns out of quality-test turned down condoms for a 10 years.
- An average condom can hold somewhere around one gallon of fluid.
- Manhattan’s Gallery of Sex chronicled the advancement of the condom in its exhibition “Rubbers: The Life, History & Struggle of the Condom.”.
- There used to be 70,000 condoms available for professional athletes at the Olympic village. Ever since the Sydney games, that number has actually grown to 100,000.