10 Of The Strangest Contraceptives In History



Gold And Silver Diaphragms

A predecessor of modern cervical caps, diaphragms are used to this day in various forms. However, in the good old days, diaphragms were the most popular method of birth control and while the poor used oiled paper and beeswax to make such caps, the elite used gold and silver diaphragms. Of course hey led to unusual odors, the Toxic Shock Syndrome, discharge and infections, but at least women were protected from pregnancy, right?

Honey-Coated Cervix

In ancient Egypt women used to coat their cervix with honey before having sex in order to avoid unwanted pregnancy. Some women would go as far as adding additional ingredients to the honey, including natron and crocodile poop.