Condoms make sex like 10,000 times safer
Planned Parenthood claims this estimate is attributed to a condom's ability to prevent HIV -- a factoid comes from a 1992 study called "Effectiveness of Latex Condoms as a Barrier to Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Sized Particles Under Conditions of Simulated Use."
Durex invented latex
No fooling. A hundred years ago the business was known as The London Rubber Company, and invented latex in 1920.
NEVER double-bag body parts
Putting two condoms on does not, I repeat DOES NOT, offer any additional protection whatsoever. And, in fact, double-wrapping ups your chances of having the condom break.
Olympians go for the (sexual) gold
Sixteen years ago at the Sydney Summer Olympics, 6,582 male athletes were armed with 70,000 condoms. When the competitors ran out, an emergency order was issued for 20,000 more. Fast-forward to 2014, when athletes in the Sochi Olympics were distributed 100,000 condoms… roughly the equivalent of 35 CONDOMS EACH. Good lord.
Once upon a time, condoms only came through Rx
Yup, once upon a time you needed a prescription to get your hands on some rubbers, making them even more embarrassing to buy. And also, damn near impossible if you were a woman. Luckily for everyone fooling around with flappers and mob bosses at the peak of Prohibition, condoms became available by vending machine in 1928. That was thanks to the first international condom manufacturer, Fromms Act out of Germany.