10 little-known facts about the condom
More recently, namely on February 13, the world celebrated the International Day of the condom. And in some countries, such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Indonesia, National Condom Week was held, the tradition of which originated on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley, and then picked up by schools, colleges, family planning centers and manufacturers of contraceptives.
In this regard, we have collected for you 10 interesting and perhaps unfamiliar facts about such a useful invention of mankind as a condom:
1. The very first condom that has come down to our times is located in the Australian Museum and dates back to 1640. It was a Swedish condom made from pig's gut, which was soaked in warm milk for disinfection before use. Other ancient condoms were made from oiled silk, bladders and horns of various animals, tortoiseshell and fish scales.
2. It has been estimated that on the day of all lovers in the USA, approximately 87 condoms are used every second.
3For the first time, condoms for protection began to be recommended in the army to German soldiers. During the First World War, the United States and England were the only countries that did not provide their soldiers with rubber bands. By the end of the war, 400,000 cases of syphilis and gonorrhea were documented in the US Army.
4. A condom can hold almost 4 liters of fluid.
5. The English slang word "scumbag", which is called scum, actually means a condom filled with sperm.
6. In the 15th century, condoms that were put on the head of the penis were very popular. By the 16th century, gum began to be made of flax, and in order for them to sit well, a ribbon was attached to them.
7. In Danish, the word condom is written as
8. The most expensive condoms are sold in Ireland - almost $ 18 per pack. And the cheapest gum can be found in Shanghai.
9. The very first ancient image of a man in a condom is a rock painting in a cave in France called Grotte des Combarrelles, which is as many as 12,000–15,000 years old.
10. There are no medical contraindications to the use of a condom. Modern materials from which condoms are made (latex, polyurethane, lamb skin, polyisoprene) are safe and suitable for even the most sensitive genitals.