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

nufacturing involved hand-dipping method . These condoms were thicker and also aged quickly and quality was an issue often raised.

However Frederick Killian in 1919 started a new process and the latex condoms came into vogue. It had the advantage of ageing less quickly and being thinner and odourless. The condoms started selling in millions and became more popular.

In 1957- Durex introduced the first lubricated condom was launched in the UK by Durex.(5)

1960s – Decline in usage of Condoms with arrival of the Pill and coils.

1980s- Condoms found to be protective against HIV/ AIDS and the usage of condoms increased. So much so that now Condoms are also available in pubs, bars, grocery stores and supermarkets.

1992- Female condom approved by FDA

1994 - First polyurethane condom for men was launched in the US.Slowly coloured and flavoured condoms were also introduced.
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