The Odd, Yet Delightful History of Condoms

Condoms have been helping people get it on since the days of George Washington.

BY HIV Plus Editors

May 29 2015 3:51 PM ET

Animal Urges
When researching the history of the condom, writer Hunter Oatman-Stanford discovered that in the early 1700s, butchers scored extra bank by selling the animal intestines thrown out by slaughterhouses as condoms (or "skins as they were called). The oldest condoms archeologists have discovered were from 1642, found in a cave in Europe.

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