Undercover Condoms - Cheap Condoms and Discount Personal Lubricants Online
We Accept Paypal, Mastercard, Visa, Amex, and Discover Credit Cards
View Your Shopping Cart Login to your account Rewards Program Shop Wholesale Products Frequently Asked Questions Page Shipping Information Customer Service Help
Undercover Condoms on Facebook Undercover Condoms on Twitter Undercover Condoms on Google+ Undercover Condoms Blog
Search Products by Keyword
Undercover Condoms
orange arrow Condom Brands
blue arrow Condom Styles
1x1 Condom Accessories
1x1 Vibrating Rings
1x1 Personal Massagers
blue arrow Dental Dams
1x1 Condom Variety Packs
1x1 Romance Gift Sets
1x1 Fifty Shades of Undercover
blue arrow Lubricants
blue arrow Natural Products
blue arrow Books
blue arrow Contraceptive Gels & Inserts
1x1 Pregnancy Tests
1x1 Massage
blue arrow Personal Care
condom lifestyles lubricant aids safe sex

Condom History

The History of Condoms
Condoms have been around for a very long time, probably longer than you would have expected. Here's a brief summary of the history of condoms.

    1000 B.C. - Condom use can be traced back several thousand years. Images from around 1000 BC show the ancient Egyptians wearing linen sheathes. Itís still being debated whether they wore these condom-like sheathes for protection or for ritual.

    100-200 A.D. - The earliest evidence of condom use in Europe comes from scenes in cave paintings at Combarelles in France.

    1500s - In Italy, research by Gabrielle Fallopius found the linen sheath useful for prevention of infection, and later discovered its usefulness for the prevention of pregnancy.

    1700s - The naming of the condom is a bit of a mystery. Some believe it was named for "Dr. Condom," who supplied King Charles II of England with animal tissue sheaths. Others believe the name came from a "Dr. Condon" or "Colonel Cundum." Most likely it came from the Latin word "condom," which means "receptacle."

    1844 - Goodyear and Hancock began to mass-produce condoms made out of vulcanized rubber, which is a stronger and more elastic material.

    1861 - The first advertisement for condoms was published in an American newspaper when The New York Times printed an ad for "Dr. Power's French Preventatives."

    1873 - The Comstock Law was passed. It prohibited the advertising of any sort of birth control, and it also allowed the postal service to confiscate condoms sold through the mail.

    1880s - The first latex condom was produced, although it was to be the 1930s before these were in widespread use.

    Early 1900s - Social hygienists fought to prohibit the use of condoms by Americans, resulting in U.S. troops in World War I having the highest rate of STDs ó over 70%! By World War II, a more realistic attitude had emerged and the government aggressively promoted the use of condoms.

    1960s - The sexual revolution of the '60s resulted in a decline in condom use as more and more youth practiced free love ó without condom usage.

    1980s - HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, was identified, and the Surgeon General stated that other than abstinence, the most effective way to protect against HIV is to use a latex condom each and every time you have sex.

    1990s - The 1990s saw the introduction of a large number of different types of condoms, including colored condoms, ribbed condoms, studded condoms, flavored condoms, glow-in-the-dark condoms, and large condoms, as well as the first polyurethane condom.

Apdapted from www.lifestyles.com
<< Back to Condom Sense Main Page
All images and text Copyright 2002-2014 Undercover Condoms.
Product Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Customer Service
Customer Service
Ordering Condoms
Privacy Policy
FAQ
Sitemap
Corporate Info
About Undercover Condoms
Contact Us
Undercover Condoms Coupons
Affiliates
Community
Condom Blog
Undercover Condoms Facebook
Undercover Condoms Twitter
Undercover Condoms Google+
Free Condom Friday
Condom Sense
BizRate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site - Undercover Condoms Reviews at Bizrate We Accept Paypal, Mastercard, Visa, Amex, and Discover Credit Cards

ABOUT SSL CERTIFICATES