A Short History of Condoms
Ancient Egyptian males wear linen sheaths to protect against sexually transmitted diseases.
Gabriel Fallopius popularizes the use of linen sheaths to protect against a syphilis epidemic sweeping through Europe. Unintended outcome: pregnancy prevention.
Congress passes the Comstock Act, banning the mailing of contraceptive information and limiting condom availability. From this point, condoms are marketed as disease prevention.
Youngs Rubber Company releases Trojan Condoms made of rubber. In 1930, they release latex-based condoms, which are both thinner and more effective.
We've come a long way.
So why is buying condoms such an awkward ordeal?
In a survey of 43 adults, a staggering 42% feel uncomfortable purchasing condoms.
That's not okay.