Whether condoms were used in ancient civilizations is debated by archaeologists and historians. In ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, pregnancy prevention was generally seen as a woman's responsibility, and the only well documented contraception methods were female-controlled devices. In Asia before the 15th century, some use of glans condoms (devices covering only the head of the p[-nis) is recorded. Condoms seem to have been used for contraception, and to have been known only by members of the upper classes. In China, glans condoms may have been made of oiled silk paper, or of lamb intestines. In Japan, they were made of tortoise shell or animal horn.
In 16th century Italy, Gabriele Falloppio wrote a treatise on syphilis. The earliest documented strain of syphilis, first appearing in Europe in a 1490s outbreak, caused severe symptoms and often death within a few months of contracting the disease.Falloppio's treatise is the earliest uncontested description of condom use: it describes linen sheaths soaked in a chemical solution and allowed to dry before use. The cloths he described were sized to cover the glans of the p[-nis, and were held on with a ribbon.Falloppio claimed that an experimental trial of the linen sheath demonstrated protection against syphilis.
After this, the use of p[-nis coverings to protect from disease is described in a wide variety of literature throughout Europe. The first indication that these devices were used for birth control, rather than disease prevention, is the 1605 theological publication De iustitia et iure (On justice and law) by Catholic theologian Leonardus Lessius, who condemned them as immoral. In 1666, the English Birth Rate Commission attributed a recent downward fertility rate to use of "condons", the first documented use of that word (or any similar spelling).
Gabrielle Fallopius invented a condom made of linen to protect men from syphilis in the 1500s. It was tested on 1,100 men - none of whom became infected with syphilis, providing an early demonstration of the effectiveness of condoms to help protect against STIs (from answerbag.com)
[link removed], well u could look at it if you want, but as what I read it was invented in B.C, and yup people back then are that h*rny maybe that they invented this.... =P..... What a sweet girl asking about condoms.... hehehe
good reply, the question is, why did man start to wrap a rubbery thing around his, was it to make the thing look bigger? LOL
the day a man decided to wrap a rubbery thing around his thing lol jk idk good question
sorry, it was from wikipedia, it was remove
And what was that rubbery thing exactly?