Feminists with Female Sexual Dysfunction has a nifty article on old school prophylactics – “Picture post – Antique prophylactics [NSFW]“. She found a box of of the stuff in her family’s house, and – awesome – photographed and shared them.
There’s lots of neat and scary-looking images on here. Cute metal tins! “Foxy” illustrations! Sanitube (“for masculine hygiene”)!
“I am familiar with the history of vibrators, but I know less about the history of condoms. Seeing this box full of adult goodies was something of a shock. Not an “OMG sex stuff!!! *GASP*” reaction, but I was shocked because, I’d never seen old boxes of condoms before. Did you know condoms used to come in metal tins? And that they were wrapped and folded in half? And have you ever seen what happens to a 50-year old condom? Have you ever seen the long tube that can be used to insert a diaphragm?”
Hahaha, “Diaphragm Introducer“!! Brilliant.
All photos by K at Feminists w/FSD. Check out the whole article here.