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Health and Medical Equipment > Condoms

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Condom packets, 1997
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Object statement
Condoms (4), 'Ansell', in packaging, latex / paper / plastic, made by Ansell International Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1997
Condoms have been used to guard against sexually transmitted diseases since at least the 1700's when syphilis and gonorrhea were prevalent, so they have always been associated with disease and illicit sex. As a contraceptive they were never quite 'respectable' and after the advent of the Pill they were considered decidedly old-fashioned.

Ironically, it was a disease that brought about a recent meteoric rise in their popularity. Since the HIV/AIDS epidemic began in the 1980s, frank safer-sex campaigns have made condoms familiar and acceptable.

Early condoms were made from such materials as sheep intestines. In the mid 1800s vulcanisation, a treatment that gives rubber greater strength and elasticity, made it possible to make condoms that were thin, strong and relatively cheap. The next innovation was latex. Condoms made from liquid latex were first produced in the 1930s, and this is the material that most condoms are still made of today.

These Ansell condoms represent the latest in condom technology in 1997.

Written by Erika Dicker
Assistant Curator, 2007.
The condom packets were made by Ansell International in Melbourne in 1997.

 This text content licensed under CC BY-NC.

Description
Condoms (4), 'Ansell', in packaging, latex / paper / plastic, made by Ansell International Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1997

1 packet of 'Chekmate' condoms.
1 packet of 'Lifestyles' condoms.
1 packet of 'Affinity' condoms
1 packet of 'Rough Rider' condoms

These 4 packets of condoms represent products available from Ansell in 1997.

Made: Ansell International; ; 1997
2007/129/1
Production date
1997

 This text content licensed under CC BY-SA.
Acquisition credit line
Gift of Ansell, 2007
Subjects
+ Safe sex
+ Sexual health
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{{cite web |url=http://from.ph/367371 |title=Condom packets |author=Powerhouse Museum |accessdate=25 October 2014 |publisher=Powerhouse Museum, Australia}}


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