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"An Armour against pleasure, and a cobweb against infection" – Has the condom withstood the test of time

es, bacteria and parasites cause STDs and there are at least 25 different sexually transmitted diseases. The list of Sexually Transmitted Diseases or STDs / Venereal

Diseases is as follow:

Bacterial Vaginosis

Balanitis

Chlamydia

Pubic Lice

Epididymitis

Genital Herpes

Genital Warts

Gonorrhea

Amoebiasis

Giardiasis

Hepatitis

Molluscum

Non-Specific Urethritis

Scabies

Syphilis

Thrush

Trichomonas Vaginosis

Gonorrhea, also called, as "Clap" is a sexually transmitted, very common infectious disease. The infection is caused by a bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is spread during sexual intercourse – vaginal, oral, and anal. Most often, gonorrhea is found in younger people (ages 15-30) who have multiple sex partners. Gonorrhea can also be spread from mother to child during birth.

Brief History of Condoms:

1000 BC - Ancient Egyptians used a linen sheath for protection against disease (1)

100 - 200 AD – Cave Painting in France have found that condoms were used in some parts of Europe (2)

1500's – First published account of condoms in Europe during the syphilis epidemic. Gabrielle Fallopius described linen sheath that he said would provide the necessary protection against the disease. Its use for birth control was only realized later!!

1700’s - Condoms made out of animal intestines were available. As they were expensive they were reused. The condom was described "an armour against pleasure, and a cobweb against infection".

1800's - Rubber vulcanisation by Goodyear ( Car Tyre company founder) and Hancock revolutionized condom manufacturing and mass manufacturing started. Vulcanisation is a process, which turns the rubber into a strong elastic material. (3)

1900's - Until the 1920's, ma
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