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The Humble Little Condom : A History
by Aine Collier




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This unique history provides an intriguing glimpse into human sexual habits, customs, beliefs, and attitudes surrounding a prophylactic device that goes back to at least the ancient Egyptians. The author includes many fascinating historical details, such as: - Clergymen of the Middle Ages left records of birth control methods that "worked." - When women had few choices in the world of commerce, a significant number found a legitimate and profitable business niche producing and selling sheaths. - During the Great Depression, while other businesses went bankrupt, condom manufacturers found themselves doing a booming trade throughout the 1930s, one of Wall Street's few successes. - AIDS has brought the condom full circle. Not for the first time in history has the little device been vilified as a promoter of dirty, illicit sex and lauded as a life-saving device. Thoroughly researched yet presented in a witty, enjoyable style, The Humble Little Condom is both an entertaining read and an educational, impeccably researched popular history.

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Overview

This unique history provides an intriguing glimpse into human sexual habits, customs, beliefs, and attitudes surrounding a prophylactic device that goes back to at least the ancient Egyptians. The author includes many fascinating historical details, such as: - Clergymen of the Middle Ages left records of birth control methods that "worked." - When women had few choices in the world of commerce, a significant number found a legitimate and profitable business niche producing and selling sheaths. - During the Great Depression, while other businesses went bankrupt, condom manufacturers found themselves doing a booming trade throughout the 1930s, one of Wall Street's few successes. - AIDS has brought the condom full circle. Not for the first time in history has the little device been vilified as a promoter of dirty, illicit sex and lauded as a life-saving device. Thoroughly researched yet presented in a witty, enjoyable style, The Humble Little Condom is both an entertaining read and an educational, impeccably researched popular history.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781591025566
  • ISBN-10: 1591025567
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publish Date: October 2007
  • Page Count: 371
  • Dimensions: 8.94 x 6.04 x 0.78 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.09 pounds

Series: New Concepts in Sexuality

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