The first condoms were made from the air bladders of fish
by Greeks on the island of Crete some 2000 years BC.
Later, during the Middle Ages, for a long time the ends of
sheep‘s appendices were used for protection. Casanova
is the most famous person to have used small linen bags.
But it was only when Charles Goodyear invented vulcanisation
that condoms really caught on. Great Inventions
looks at an innovation with far-reaching implications for
society, provoking scandal on the one hand and offering
freedom and protection from diseases on the other.
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