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The Humble Little Condom A History by Aine Collier

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Published by Prometheus Books .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sexuality,
  • Social History,
  • Sexual Hygiene,
  • Health & Fitness,
  • Love / Sex / Marriage,
  • Birth control,
  • Condoms,
  • History,
  • Prevention,
  • Sexually transmitted diseases,
  • Health/Fitness

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages371
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12371855M
ISBN 101591025567
ISBN 109781591025566
OCLC/WorldCa153300137

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"The Humble Little Condom" reads like it was put together by a grad student who had never read a pop history book. Come on, people, this isn't rocket surgery. We like anecdotes, we like things This is a deeply deeply irritating book, and a disappointment/5. The Humble Little Condom: A History. One of the most basic-and ancient-forms of birth control is the condom. Utilized by all cultures for millennia, and referred to by many colorful euphemisms-baudruche, preservativo, machine, peau divine, rubber, and safety-it has featured in the lives, loves, and letters of some of the most famous men in history.3/5(2). 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/5(2). Nov 11,  · But Collier’s book is as much a history of venereal disease and the ebb and flow of social mores as it is of the condom. And that (aided by Collier’s liquid-lead writing style) makes it surprisingly dull. There’s only so much to be said about the odd rectangle of religion, birth control, sexually transmitted disease and war.

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 Author: Aine Collier. Oct 01,  · The Humble Little Condom by Aine Collier, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Humble Little Condom: Aine Collier: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience/5(59). A Review of: “The Humble Little Condom—A History” by Aine rolf-luettecke.comt, MA: Prometheus Books, pages, $ (paperback).Author: Frcsc Avinoam B. Chernick Md. 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. Read more Read less click to open popover Special offers and product promotionsReviews: 3.

The humble little condom: a history. [Aine Collier] -- Describes the origins of the condom as well as the different varieties which have been manufactured over the centuries, and surveys the debates over its use for birth control and prevention of. Sep 16,  · The humble female condom. 16 September "Too often, affordable, effective medicines and simple health supplies don’t reach the women who need them." said UN Commission of Life-Saving Commodities. The female condom is underused due to misunderstanding of how it’s used, who can use them, high prices and difficulty in accessing them. Little did they know that employment of the sheaths made of bladder would also be contraception; this can be seen as something that stands out or is even contradictory of the Romans due to their evident appearance as a very wise and learned empire. The condoms used in Ancient Rome were made of linen and animal (sheep and goat) intestine or bladder. Humble Bundle sells games, books, software, and more. Our mission is to support charity while providing awesome content to customers at great prices. Since , Humble Bundle customers have given over $,, to charity.