...in a condom, obviously.
...in a condom, obviously.
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1. Condoms are a standard issue for military men
This is true for the German military men of the 19th century. And from 1927 to 1931, all American soldiers were distributed condoms. Mainly because of this fact, you may now think of condoms to be as essential as guns while in combat.
2. China holds the world record for creating the largest condom.
During the celebration of the World Population Day in 2003, China made a 80 meter x 100 meter condom and placed it on top of a hotel located in Guilin, China.
3. Condoms have been around for a long, long time.
The earliest known illustration of a man using a condom is a 12,000–15,000 years old painting on the wall of a cave in France.
4. Condoms make sexual intercourse 10,000 times safer.
If you don’t want to acquire HIV or any other sexually transmitted infection, then don’t risk it. The use of condom practically keeps you away from any diseases. Such a high level of protection would be unwise to ignore.
5. Before latex condoms were discovered, other materials were used.
If you are complaining about the thickness of your latex condom, think about this: the ancient Egyptians used animal bladder for condoms. And there are condoms made with fish skin, linen, leather, and silk. It’s your choice.
6. There is no medical reason why someone can’t use a condom.
Even people with latex allergies can use them — there are latex-free condoms made of polyurethane and polyisoprene.
7. An average condom can hold a gallon of liquid.
If you do a little experiment and put water inside a fully stretched-out condom, you’ll realize that it will work better than a huge jug or a canteen of water – and it won’t leak at all. Quite impressive, huh?
8. Condoms have set multiple records.
Some of them include: Most condoms pulled through the nose at once (3), longest condom chain (25,773 condoms tied together), largest condom mosaic (made using 685 condom packs), and of course, the largest condom (72 feet in length).
9. Condoms are factory-tested with electricity.
Before a condom leaves the factory, an electric current is shot through it to ensure there are no holes or tears in it. This, of course, is a safety precaution and ensures the quality of the condom. It’s supposed to save you the trouble of having to inspect the condom before putting it on.
10. Condoms can ‘live’ for 4 years.
Most condoms that are on the market will maintain their effectiveness for 4 years, as long as you keep them in a cool, dry place. On the positive side, those condoms that you bought last year and haven’t used yet are perfectly fine, so there’s no need to panic if you happen to get into a situation in which a condom is necessary.