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The Humble Little Condom: A History (Paperback)

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    Aine Collier, EdD, is an assistant professor of English at the University of Maryland University College. She holds degrees in European history, international business, and English education. She has been a historian for the Hughes Flying Boat Museum and a 1932 Olympics archival project, as well as an oral historian for a series of interviews with famous figures from the peace movements of the 1930s and 1960s.
    This unique history provides an intriguing glimpse into human sexual habits, customs, beliefs, and attitudes surrounding a prophylactic device that goes back to at least the ancient Egyptians. The author includes many fascinating historical details, such as:

    • Clergymen of the Middle Ages left records of birth control methods that "worked."
    • When women had few choices in the world of commerce, a significant number found a legitimate and profitable business niche producing and selling sheaths.
    • During the Great Depression, while other businesses went bankrupt, condom manufacturers found themselves doing a booming trade throughout the 1930s, one of Wall Street’s few successes.
    • AIDS has brought the condom full circle. Not for the first time in history has the little device been vilified as a promoter of dirty, illicit sex and lauded as a life-saving device.

    Thoroughly researched yet presented in a witty, enjoyable style, The Humble Little Condom is both an entertaining read and an educational, impeccably researched popular history.


    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
    ISBN 9781591025566
    Genre HEALTH & FITNESS / Sexuality
    Format Paperback
    Pages 371
    Publisher Date 2007-09-30 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Prometheus Books
    Copyright Year 2007
    Height 9.05 in
    Wdth 6.05 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 1.1 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A History
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Collier, Aine

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