Condoms have been a part of our lives for a very long time now, whether we deny or accept the fact. Educating people on safe sex is important but knowing how a condom is actually manufactured is equally and undeniably significant.
If you think condoms are a commodity of the modern age, then there is something that might astound you.
Surprisingly, the use of condoms can be traced back thousands of years to the B.C. era when ancient Egyptians used condom-like linen sheaths for protection.
According to Undercover Condoms, the first advertisement for condoms was published in an American newspaper in 1861 and the first latex condom was produced in 1880s.
The barrier device is not only a method of birth control that protects from unwanted pregnancies, but prevents the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases like Chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, genital herpes and syphilis.
One of the leading Chinese condom makers, Safedom, will launch its new range of condoms aimed at women consumers and is supposed to sell one billion this year.
The company has put out its 16-step condom production procedure with images.
Safedom turned its back on the low-margin, guaranteed-business sales to the Chinese governments family planning program 11 months ago, and decided to shift to where the money is: the higher end of the general public market. Claiming to be the fourth-largest condom maker in China by revenue, after three foreign brands, they are hoping to sell one billion condoms this year with the launch of its "Take Me" condom, aimed at women consumers.
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