From tortoise shell to latex
In the past, condoms have been made out of all sorts of materials: horn or tortoise shell for that extra sensitive gentle touch, oiled paper, linen or animal gut. Up until the 1930s rubber condoms were thick, washable and re-usable.
However, the development of latex in the late 1930s meant that thinner, disposable condoms could be produced. More recently we have seen the arrival of a polyurethane condom which is said to be stronger than latex, although more expensive. However, being thinner, sensitivity should be greater and it is the only condom which can be used with oil-based lubricants.
Condom History | Wikipedia
The Humble Little Condom: A History | Anne Collier | Prometheus Books
How a condom is made | BillyBoyUSA* | 13 Sep 2011 | 8m38s
Get it on | Durex | posted by robertrugan.com | 0m30s
Loop de Loop - Condoms | posted by Daniel Luke | 0m44s
AIDES Smutley | posted by AIDES | 2m20s
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