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

December 10 2012 1:23 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).  

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