Condom packets

Made by Ansell International in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1997.

Condoms have been used to guard against sexually transmitted diseases since at least the 1700’s when syphilis and gonorrhea were prevalent, so they have always been associated with disease and illicit sex. As a contraceptive they were never quite ‘respectable’ and after the advent of the Pill they were considered decidedly old-fashioned.

Ironically, it was a disease that brought about a recent meteoric rise in their popularity. Since the HIV/AIDS epidemic began in the 1980s, frank safer-sex cam...


1 packet of 'Chekmate' condoms.
1 packet of 'Lifestyles' condoms.
1 packet of 'Affinity' condoms
1 packet of 'Rough Rider' condoms

These 4 packets of condoms represent products available from Ansell in 1997.


The condom packets were made by Ansell International in Melbourne in 1997.
Ansell International 1997


Gift of Ansell, 2007
19 September, 2007

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Condom packets 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 November 2017, <>
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