Condoms are one of the most popularly used instruments of protection in today’s date. However, even you might know these interesting facts about them.
- Condoms have been around longer than you thought:
According to a study by the US National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health, the first condom could have existed around 3000 BC. King Menos of Crete was the one who introduced this concept to his people. At that time, using bladders of animals was the game to protect the spread of STDs and also avoid pregnancy in women. This was a very innovative technique to use what was available at that time for the same purpose that condoms are used for today. Can you guess how to wear a condom made out of animal bladders?
- Animal Skin condoms:
If you are one of those who are allergic to latex, well, there is something in the market for you as well. Approximately 3 million people get affected with latex allergy every year, so for you all; instead of wearing latex condoms, you can now find lambskin condoms. Although the protection against pregnancy is intact from this kind of condom, the transmission of STDs such as AIDS has proven to slip through the fabric of this condom. The condom only lessens the risk of pregnancy but still does not guarantee it. On top of that, lambskin condoms are pricey as well. The different types of condoms in today’s age have made it possible for everyone to have pleasurable sex even after their shortcomings. It is highly doubtful that condom brands in India have reached the level of manufacturing lambskin condoms as well.
- From 52% to 92%:
The Guttermacher Institute has released a report which states that the usage of condoms has increased from 52% in 1982 to 92% in 2006-2010.
- How much can a condom take in:
Planned Parenthood conducted an experiment that has showcased that a condom can take a gallon of liquid without breaking apart. So, a condom is “big enough”, and these speculations can be disposed of now. A gallon of liquid is way more than any man can ejaculate in one go. However, this does not say that a condom can be reused because it can take more liquid. Condoms are for single usage only and must be disposed of after every use.
- Thinnest condom in the world:
This record is currently held by Aoni, a Chinese company that has used Nanosilver technology to produce the world’s thinnest condom to provide utmost pleasure to its users. This technology is especially known to stop bacteria build-up and also sterilizes and cleans human secretions. This company also holds the Guinness World record for making the thinnest condom yet.
- What’s the name of your condom:
There are around 50 names for different types of condoms in the world. Some of them are the rubber, the nightcap, wetsuit, the jimmy, bulletproof vest, naughty bags, love socks, raincoat, and love glove.
So, the next time you use one, think of these fun facts!