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Hey! psst!psst! Want to see what a Mid-Nineteenth Century condom looks like?

Posted by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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I KNEW YOU WOULD LOOK ha habouncing

Now this is definitely one very strangely preserved item... 

The condom above, discovered in an account book, presumably belonged to the Muskingum River steamboat captain, Monroe Ayers. This particular condom was made around 1860 from either sheep skin or sheep intestine, but rubber condoms were also commercially available at the time. Why did Ayers save it? Many condoms at the time were designed to be reused.

Should you want to see the condom in person, it's part of an exhibit at Ohio Historical Society entitled "Controversy," consisting unsurprisingly of a selection of controversial items from U.S. history.

by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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mstrendygirl
by Irene-Mexicana on Feb. 9, 2012 at 12:41 AM

I wasnt gonna look but i was curious to see lmao............ ayyyy ana you have me cracking up over here

geronima2003
by on Feb. 9, 2012 at 12:44 AM
I wanted to see, I knew they were made from intestine but I always wondered what they look like. I wonder if they were made to fit or one size fits all.
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dtMOM09
by on Feb. 9, 2012 at 4:16 AM
Wowzers that's a large! Lol
saltyalley1227
by on Feb. 9, 2012 at 4:18 AM

BUMP!

momma_814
by Zayra-Mexicana on Feb. 9, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Same thing i thought. LOL Very interesting Ana. 

Quoting dtMOM09:

Wowzers that's a large! Lol


krise
by Christine-Arizona on Feb. 9, 2012 at 10:13 AM

 wow... so strange.. I thought back then they used herbs to have "safe" sex

sophiesmom07
by on Feb. 9, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Woah!  They were designed to be reused!?-  yuck!

NADIA-R
by NADIA on Feb. 9, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Ewww LOL I have also heard they would pass them down to their sons or close relatives.
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kgmmw
by Kimberly-US/Mex on Feb. 9, 2012 at 12:35 PM
My thoughts exactly

Quoting sophiesmom07:

Woah!  They were designed to be reused!?-  yuck!

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ana326
by Ana-Mexicana on Feb. 9, 2012 at 8:21 PM
Oohhhh gross!

Quoting NADIA-R:

Ewww LOL I have also heard they would pass them down to their sons or close relatives.
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