CONTRACEPTIVES: NEW AND INTERESTING FACTS
Since ancient times, they have tried to prevent conception in a variety of ways, and not always successful, and sometimes causing significant harm to the health of a woman or a man. Now there are more and more new methods of contraception that may interest or even surprise.
• Luminous condom
Made of two layers of latex with zinc sulfide and copper in between. This is what makes the product glow in the dark. Before use, a luminous condom should be held for 1-2 minutes in the sun or near an electric lamp so that it is “charged".
• Musical condom
The condom is implanted with a miniature speaker and a motion sensor, thanks to which the tempo of the music changes depending on the intensity of the partner’s reciprocating movements, and a change in posture leads to a change in the melody.
• A condom with a ruler
The condom that women have been waiting for so long has come to light – a centimeter and inch ruler is applied to it, so that ladies can finally find out the length of the penis of their sexual partners.
Barbeled condom A latex barrier male contraceptive that differs from traditional condoms only in having antennae of different lengths and textures. Manufacturers claim that thanks to the mustache, a woman gets more pleasure without sacrificing safety.
• Edible condoms
These are not latex at all and can be eaten completely if desired. They are usually made in banana, strawberry and mango flavors. It is worth noting that they are nothing more than a culinary product, and are not intended for sex.
• Contraceptive patch
After the patch is applied, ethinyl estradiol and norelgestromin penetrate the skin into the bloodstream and block ovulation. The patch also causes changes in cervical mucus, making it harder for sperm to enter the uterine cavity.
• Ogino method A
physiological method of contraception proposed by the Japanese gynecologist Ogino and consists in refusing sexual intercourse from the 11th to the 18th day of the cycle, that is, in a monthly reduction in the number of days with sexual life by 8, and per year by 96. But this is an unreliable method.
A bit of history
• How the ancient Romans
protected themselves The prototype of modern condoms was made of resin, and the product was given a cylindrical shape. Later, sheep intestines began to serve as material for ancient condoms.
• Unusual methods
As early as 5,000 years ago, a sponge soaked in lemon juice was inserted into the vagina to prevent unwanted pregnancy. An analogy in the modern world is an aspirin tablet.
• Indian method
A very original method was used by the Indians, displacing the uterus anteriorly or, more often, posteriorly by massaging or pressing on the anterior abdominal wall. The method was quite popular in the Dutch Indies.