Everything You (N)ever Wanted To Know About Condoms
Learning is fun. Almost as fun as...well, you know.
Condoms: the greatest thing to ever happen in the history of sex without (quite as many) consequences, but how much do you know about your latex saviors? Feel free to whip these factoids out the next time you’re struggling to come up with something to talk about at the bar, ’cause that won’t be weird.
1. Magnum condoms are only .32 inches longer than regular ones.
2. In 2012, Durex provided over 150,000 condoms to athletes at the London Olympics.
3. The first artistic rendering of a condom was in the French cave Grotte des Combarelles roughly 12,000-15,000 years ago.
4. Don’t worry, lambskin condoms aren’t made from lambs’ skin. They’re made from their intestines!
5. One in four acts of vaginal intercourse involve a condom. When sharing this fact with someone you’re attracted to, try not to call it “vaginal intercourse.”
6.Only 39% of high school students are taught how to properly put on a condom.
7. Female condoms can be inserted up to eight hours before sex.
8. September 16 is Global Female Condom Day.
9. Condoms are strictly regulated by the FDA. Just like Advil.
10. All condoms undergo rigorous testing including water and air inflation tests as well as an electronic hole inspection. The robots keep your condoms safe.
11.Storing condoms in your wallet might be a great way to feel likeJames Dean(orDeen), but it’s also a great way to damage them.
12. Get psyched, vegans — condoms are completely animal product free! Except, y’know, for the lamb intestine ones.
13. Over 30 million free “NYC Condoms” are given out to New Yorkers every year…28 million of them to Derek Jeter.
14. Condoms come in a variety of exciting flavors, even BACON!
15. While in World War I, the U.S. and Britain were the only countries in the European conflict that didn’t provide troops with condoms. They recorded over 400,000 cases of syphilis and gonorrhea.
16.World War II marked the first war in which condoms were given to American troops.