condom facts

Midnight Sunstroke pg 9

(if everyone could hear Edward’s awesome thoughts in MS)
Edward: I headed off for my junior level biology class, preparing my mind for the tedium. It was doubtful Mr. Banner, a man of no more than average intellect, would manage to pull out anything in his lecture that would surprise someone holding two graduate degrees in medicine.

Carlisle: Such as the fact that condoms can prevent pregnancy?

Edward: *stares at cracks in the ceiling*

There were two types of condoms available in the early 20th century: one made from animal intestines and the other from molded natural latex. Harriet and Cleary manufacture the former, but both were illegal. The punishment for using a contraceptive involved heavy fines and, sometimes, incarceration with hard labor. The law banning contraception wasn’t overturned until 1918.

Victorian Condoms!

This book I’m reading about Victorian society has some of the most interesting stuff.

So, apparently London had two condom shops.

And, so, they sold condoms made out of sheep guts. 

This is my favorite part: they came with a ribbon; the ribbon was to be tied around the base to fasten it securely. 

Oh, and these condoms were reusable. When the act was over, they could be washed out and hung up to dry like a sock.

   ❝ I surely hope you don’t mean that. Based on the research, it is clear that condoms are in fact efficient. Not only are condoms highly effective against the most dangerous of sexually transmitted infections, they are also effective against any unintended pregnancy, ❞ she spoke before leaving to go to her room. 

Arya and Gendry were looking at the closet full of their wedding gifts. Gendry let out a low whistle. Now those were a lot of condom boxes. In fact that was the only thing in the closet. The rest of the gifts were somewhere else. Arya was about to say something when she was interrupted by a text.

That pile should last you more than a year

 Arya and Gendry exchanged a look.

“Six months?” suggested Gendry

Arya snorted.

“Four months. Four months and half at most.” she grabbed one of the boxes and threw it at Gendry’s face. 

“We better start now.”

i swear to god, hand on my heart, that there was some throwaway line in one of the games that mentioned that wearing power armour involved either inserting a catheter or wearing a piss condom and that fact (real or imagined) has stuck in my head for literal years

like, imagine learning that’s what power armour training is. not how to operate it. not how to use it on the field. learning to give yourself a foley catheter so you can pee with lavish abandon in the middle of a firefight.

wild. wild and gross. i hope you scrubbed out arcade’s dad’s piss armour before you wore it.

i don’t understand how you can know what happened to the lgbt and black community during the AIDS crisis in the 80s and still question the fact that condoms are free. and it’s absurd to think that condoms only protect men (which is transmisogynist af btw) when their entire purpose is to protect both participants in sexual interaction from STIs and unwanted pregnancy

yall assume because it goes on a dick, it’s just for men (which AGAIN IS TRANSMISOGYNIST AS ALL HELL).

14-year-old girl gets suspended for giving the greatest answers ever in sex ed class

So, this happened two years ago, but it’s so fabulous (and sadly still so relevant) we wanted to share it. Here are the answers a 14-year-old girl gave on a condoms ‘quiz,’ and the fact that she was suspended for it says everything you need to know about the sorry state of sex ed in the USA. OK, maybe the F-Bombs aren’t cool for middle school, but still…

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