Don't pull the rubber: only the most interesting facts about the condom Person

Don't pull the rubber: only the most interesting facts about the condom

The very first condom

Let's start our top facts about condoms with the fact that the oldest historically confirmed condom was found in the south of Sweden in the city of Lund. The product dates back to 1640. Historians claim that condoms were used in ancient Egypt and Greece. In the Renaissance, a linen cover soaked in a special chemical solution was actively used to combat syphilis. It is not known for certain how it was possible to have fun in such clothes. In addition, at that time condoms were made from the intestines and bladders of animals, in some countries the turtle shell and even the horns of animals were somehow adapted for these purposes. And don't ask how. The first rubber condom appeared in 1855.

Contraception in brothels during World War II

In the brothels of Japan during the Second World War, prostitutes were actively protected, however, to save money, a condom was used repeatedly. A specially trained woman literally washed and dried these contraceptives. Nowadays, in all US states except Nevada, the purchase and sale of sexual services are legally prohibited, and if the police suspect a girl of prostitution, then the presence of a condom... it will be proof of a crime — another slightly frightening fact about condoms.

Condoms in the USSR

In our country, the production of condoms was established at the Bakovsky plant in 1936 with the light hand of Stalin himself. Gas masks and galoshes for the working class were also produced there. There is a legend that in the USSR the second number of the condom was assigned according to the type of rubber. The gas mask was item #1, the eraser was item #3, and the galoshes were item #4. They also say that the two in the name is the quantity, because then there were two products in one package. But in fact, a two is nothing but a size. The first number of Soviet men did not take root, as did the third, and the second one was just right. In 1981, GOST was adopted, according to which the length of the condom should be at least 178 mm (taking into account the nipple—shaped tip), and the width - 54 mm. In 2014, GOST was updated: the length standards remained the same, and the width lost 4 mm — another funny fact about condoms.

The generally accepted standard was invented in the USSR

It is not known why there were exactly two in the packaging of Rubber Products No. 2 in the USSR, but the current generally accepted standard has its roots since the Second World War. It's very simple: the leave was usually given for two days: when releasing a soldier on a mini-vacation, the leadership of the allied armies gave him a condom for a day and another one just in case — an interesting fact about condoms.

The most popular color of the condom

Another interesting fact about condoms: the number of varieties of condoms these days is beyond counting. According to statistics, the most popular color is transparent. Such condoms are produced by 87% of the total mass of products. Stanford scientists have come to the conclusion that cucumber flavor is the most exciting, and banana flavor is the most antisexual. It's funny, but you can't find the first ones with fire during the day, and the second ones are sold in the nearest supermarket.

Vegan condoms

Nowadays, veganism is increasingly recognized by the world scientific community as a mental disorder, but the growing army of adherents of food extremes is a great opportunity to make a lot of money. It would seem that a latex condom is what could be more harmless for a vegan. But no, milk protein casein is used in the production of latex. Another interesting fact about condoms: there are companies that use cocoa powder and other vegetable analogues instead of casein. Such a product costs 13 times more expensive than usual.

Bill Gates allocated grants for the development of ultrathin condoms

The most unexpected fact about condoms: Bill Gates, who earns billions on software, in 2013 allocated two grants of 100 thousand dollars for the creation of innovative condoms. The father of three children, co-chairman of the charity foundation, 57-year-old Gates is concerned about the thickness of the condom and intends to develop a product that provides maximum sexual pleasure. One grant has already gone to the University of Manchester, where a graphene condom is being developed. The second grant went to the University of Oregon, which is working on a polyurethane condom. Today, the thickness of the thinnest latex condom is 0.03 mm, and the thickness of the polyurethane condom from Oregon will be only 0.015 mm.