Saturday, June 10, 2006
Protecting and Serving since 1640
The reusable condom dates back to 1640 and is completely intact, as is its orginal users' manual, written in Latin.
The manual suggests that users immerse the condom in warm milk prior to its use to avoid diseases.
The antique, found in Lund in Sweden, is made of pig intestine and is one of 250 ancient objects related to sex on display at the Tirolean County Museum in Austria this summer.
That sounds like one hell of an exhibition. I never get sex exhibitions. Like bringing porn to the people and making it acceptable by being weird and, subsequently, of cultural significance. I once went to some Japanese exhibition featuring nudity, bondage and lizards galore. Give it a wide berth next time.