10 Weird And Interesting Facts About Condoms

Combat Syphilis

Originally, the condom was only designed as a way to prevent syphilis. Back in the 16th century, an Italian known as Gabriele Falloppio wrote a paper on the sexually transmitted disease. He used linen sheaths as protection back then.

Evolving Materials

Condoms were not always made using latex. At one point in history, these little buggers were made of intestines from various animals, linen, silk, and even leather. Thankfully there aren’t many made using the latter material nowadays.