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2007/129/1 Condom packets (4), 'Ansell', each with multiple condoms in packaging, latex / paper / plastic, made by Ansell International Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1997. Click to enlarge.

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...

Summary

Object No.

2007/129/1

Object Statement

Condom packets (4), 'Ansell', each with multiple condoms in packaging, latex / paper / plastic, made by Ansell International Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1997

Physical Description

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.

Production

Notes

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

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Ansell, 2007

Acquisition Date

19 September 2007

Cite this Object

Harvard

Condom packets 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 31 March 2020, <https://ma.as/367371>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/367371 |title=Condom packets |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=31 March 2020 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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