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About International Condom Day

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EVENT NAME:
Condom Day, Intl.
EVENT CATEGORIES:
Health , Romance, Love & Sexuality
Men
Dates Active:
Begins: Feb 13, 2024
Ends: Feb 13, 2024
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International Condom Day is part of National Condom Month and occurs on the day before Valentine's Day, the day of love. The purpose is to focus attention on safe sexual habits and preventing sexual diseases through the use of a condom. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation traditionally hands out free condoms throughout the world. See your city for details.

The condom has existed in one form or another since 1564. The first condoms were developed by Gabriel Falloppio and consisted of a linen bag drenched in salt or herbs to protect men against syphilis. Eventually, it earned the nickname "English Raincoat."

By the 18th century, condoms were made in various materials, including sheep and goat intestines, silk, and linen. Men tied them on their bodies to secure them, but they didn't always stay put. The name condom is from the Latin "condus," which translates to "receptacle."

Today there are both male and female versions of the condom, typically made of latex (rubber), sheep intestines, or plastic.

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