From tortoise shell to latex
In the past, condoms have been made out of all sorts of materials: horn or tortoise shell for that extra sensitive gentle touch, oiled paper, linen or animal gut. Up until the 1930s rubber condoms were thick, washable and re-usable.
However, the development of latex in the late 1930s meant that thinner, disposable condoms could be produced. More recently we have seen the arrival of a polyurethane condom which is said to be stronger than latex, although more expensive. However, being thinner, sensitivity should be greater and it is the only condom which can be used with oil-based lubricants.
A little tedious perhaps but we feel we should clarify that MEN R US has no relationship with any of the condom manufacturers featured in this section, and acknowledges there are many many other brands available to purchase online, from chemists, shops and supermarkets, etc... but some are also FREE from many sexual health clinics.↑ Back to top