Every year on February 14, National Condom Day is celebrated. It was created to inform the importance of safe sex and condom use in the modern world. Many young people put themselves in danger by feeling ashamed when buying and using. This day should negate all existing stereotypes.
It is rather silly to believe that condoms appeared relatively recently. They existed in antiquity, but in a slightly different form. The first to use them was King Minos. He had many mistresses, many of whom died shortly after sexual intercourse. In order to protect his wife from a sad fate, he uses condoms made of goat bladder. This method of manufacture was popular with the ancient Romans, and the Egyptians preferred linen shells.
In 1855, rubber condoms were first created. In the next few years, production increased several times. Progress became noticeable when latex products appeared on the shelves of the store. They are used not only to prevent pregnancy, but also to prevent the transmission of diseases.
The first celebration was held in 2009, when the AIDS Health Foundation initiated the introduction of National Condom Day. The nonprofit specifically chose the day before Feb. 14 to remind all lovers of the importance of protection.
- According to official data, condoms with proper use work only in 98% of cases.
- The first mention of condoms was back in 5 thousand BC.
- There are several opinions about the origin of the word “condom”. According to one version, it appeared on behalf of the doctor Charles II.Condom specially for him made a shell of lamb intestines, which the ruler used during sexual acts with mistresses. So he managed to prevent the birth of new illegitimate children. Others believe that there is a connection with two other words – “kemdu” or “condus”.
How to celebrate
It is important to be fully aware of your own actions and not to doubt their correctness. Today is a great day to learn about the benefits of using condoms. It is enough to look at the statistics that clearly show what percentage of people managed to avoid unwanted pregnancy or infection with a dangerous infection. Anyone who doubts that he is completely healthy can become an HIV test.
When is National Condom Day celebrated in 2024?
National Condom Day is observed on February 14 each year.