Who invented the Condom?

#1
It was rumoured that the Welsh invented the condom by using a sheeps bladder, but it was the English who refined the process by taking the bladder out of the sheep first.

I know... hat, coat, zimmer frame, gloves........!!
 
#2
No no no, the Welsh invented rubber gloves, their first design was of sheep's intestine. Later, the English decided to make a better and altogether more functional glove by removing it from the sheep first..? Crap joke I know, I'll just drown myself in what remains of my pint..
 
#3
The Royal Navy, as the Senior Service, has long been accredited with inventing shagging.

It was the British Army however, that started using it on women.
 
#5
Ironically it was the catholic church...to stop priest's dicks smelling of castrato's and the nunneries from filling up with brats.
 
#7
Are you sitting comfortably? Good, then I'll begin ....
AD 200
Cave paintings dating back to the year 200 depict condom use, the earliest known visual evidence of their use.
1500s
An Italian doctor by the name of Gabrielle Fallopius (for whom, coincidentally, the female fallopian tube was named) suggested that linen sheath condoms be used to protect against syphilis, a deadly epidemic at that time in history.
1640s
Reports say farmers in Condom, France began using sheep guts as condoms, possibly the origin of the lambskin condom.
1660s
Allegedly, the name "condom" was coined when Charles II was given oiled sheep intestines to use as condoms by a Dr. Condom. However, some believe the name "condom" came from the Latin word "condus" which means "vessel".
1855
Rubber is introduced as a component of condoms. Men are advised that these rubber condoms can be washed and reused until they crumble.
1912
The introduction of latex makes condoms cheap and disposable. Thus, the single-use condom is born. By World War II, latex condoms are mass produced and given to troops all over the world.
1950s
The latex condom is improved by making them thinner, tighter and lubricated. Also, the reservoir tip is introduced that collects semen in the end, decreasing the risk of leakage and unintentional pregnancy.

There now wasn't that interesting? Oi, you lot, wake up, I've finished..... blody ingrates, I dont know, try to give a sensible answer, wanders off muttering....
 
#9
The Welsh definition of an Englishman:-

Someone who, given the choice of two sheep, will always pick the ugly one....
 
#10

TheIronDuke

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#12
The Welsh definition of an Englishman:-

Someone who, given the choice of two sheep, will always pick the ugly one....
The English definition of a Welshman;-

"Oi. Is this the way to the M4 or what?".
 
#13
Are you sitting comfortably? Good, then I'll begin ....
AD 200
Cave paintings dating back to the year 200 depict condom use, the earliest known visual evidence of their use.
1500s
An Italian doctor by the name of Gabrielle Fallopius (for whom, coincidentally, the female fallopian tube was named) suggested that linen sheath condoms be used to protect against syphilis, a deadly epidemic at that time in history.
1640s
Reports say farmers in Condom, France began using sheep guts as condoms, possibly the origin of the lambskin condom.
1660s
Allegedly, the name "condom" was coined when Charles II was given oiled sheep intestines to use as condoms by a Dr. Condom. However, some believe the name "condom" came from the Latin word "condus" which means "vessel".
1855
Rubber is introduced as a component of condoms. Men are advised that these rubber condoms can be washed and reused until they crumble.
1912
The introduction of latex makes condoms cheap and disposable. Thus, the single-use condom is born. By World War II, latex condoms are mass produced and given to troops all over the world.
1950s
The latex condom is improved by making them thinner, tighter and lubricated. Also, the reservoir tip is introduced that collects semen in the end, decreasing the risk of leakage and unintentional pregnancy.

There now wasn't that interesting? Oi, you lot, wake up, I've finished..... blody ingrates, I dont know, try to give a sensible answer, wanders off muttering....
But regardless of all of that; if something is really old then the Chinese will always say that they invented it first, propaganda and all that...

But! If something is more modern then American propaganda will always claim it as theirs. A US patent number will be quoted, and an American court will decide any dispute in favour of an American over any one else. If you don't believe this then research it for yourself and you'll soon see. Recently I saw a "new" American patent for an Air Rifle Magazine, even though my friends and I had them over 30 years ago! The inventor on the snorkel was said to be an American who recently died, even though snorkels are centuries older than America is! So somewhere there will be an American credited with inventing johnies, dunkeys, rubbers, sheaths, condoms or whatever you want to call them.

I'm sure there are Americans who think that the world started with them, and that an American discovered Europe.
 
#16
But regardless of all of that; if something is really old then the Chinese will always say that they invented it first, propaganda and all that...
Well, sheath contraception is described in the Classic of Mountain and Sea, dating from the 4th Century BC. They've been doing the civilisation lark for longer than most and since people are the same the world over they'll tend to find similar solutions to the same problem.

Syphillis went east round about the same time the Black Death came west and since they'd no prior exposure to it it had a pretty devastating effect.
 
#17
...I'm sure there are Americans who think that the world started with them, and that an American discovered Europe.
And they won WW2 all on their own as well. Yeehar pardner.
 
#18
It seems the Ancients knew a thing or two.

They seem to have managed BBQs, baking, brewing beer and wine, weaponry, navigation, weaving, taxation, songs, poetry, the telling of long stories and condoms. Now, why do we think of them as primitive?
 
#20
' I'd get in first.' That's why they were invented.
 

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