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Ten things you didnt know about…….Condoms

Posted by yoMcLovin on October 8, 2010

1. In 1839, Charles Goodyear invented the rubber vulca­nization process, allowing for the production of the first rubber con­doms to take place.

2. Condoms have been around for centuries — at least 400 years.

3. Condoms don’t break easily. They are more likely to break if they have not been put on carefully.  

4. Condoms have an expiration date, just like milk. The average shelf life for a condom can be anywhere between three and five years.

5. Prior to the 19th century, a condom could be a chemically treated piece of linen cloth (held by a ribbon) or animal tissue (intestine or bladder).

6. Before the introduction of the contraceptive pill in 1960s, condoms were the most popular method of birth control in the West.

7. Young’s Rubber Company launched the latex condom on the market in the 1920s — making it waterproof, elastic and durable.

8. Using two condoms at once will not guarantee safer intercourse. The opposite is true, as using two at once will mean that one is more likely
to rip.    

9. A condom can stretch  up to 18 inches, so it’s unlikely that it will cut off circulation.

10. Using a condom will only increase your chances of safer sex, and it will not diminish sensation.

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