Sex hasn't changed much over the years. Fortunately condoms have

Made:
1988-1993 in England
publisher:
Health Education Authority

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Poster, 'Sex hasn't changed much over the years. Fortunately condoms have', HIV and AIDS related information and illustrated with images of four historic condoms, produced by the Health Education Authority, England, c1988-1993.

Condoms have been used since the 1600s. They are one of the most popular and easily available contraceptives. This poster displays four historic condoms with the slogan: 'Sex hasn't changed much over the years. Fortunately condoms have'. Produced by the Health Education Authority between 1988 and 1993, the poster outlines cures for sexually transmitted infections such as syphilis and gonorrhoea. It adds: ‘Nowadays of course, we have to protect ourselves from HIV’. The Health Education Authority aimed to combat the spread of the disease by stressing condoms were safer and more sensitive than ever before. The poster referred to the fabled 1700s Italian Giacomo Casanova by saying: ‘So if the world’s greatest lover made do with a sheep gut, surely you can use a condom’. Fair point…

Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
1999-241/41
type:
sexually transmitted infection
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Donated by the Health Education Authority

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