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The humble little condom : a history

Author: Aine Collier
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American paperback edView all editions and formats
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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 sexually trasmitted diseases.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Collier, Aine.
Humble little condom.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2007
(OCoLC)989862006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aine Collier
ISBN: 9781591025566 1591025567
OCLC Number: 153300137
Description: 371 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Papyrus, serpents, and loincloths : the ancients and the condom --
From sex for "delit" to the great pox : love in early modern Europe --
Le male de Naples, la mal françois, las bubas, or the Venetian disease : Columbus and the great pox --
May prick nor purse never fail you : parliamentarians, poets, pundits, and provenance --
Medical arguments against armour and a case of caveat emptor : doctors, debates, debauchees, and the Mrs. P's --
The most famous, and infamous, users of all : the celebrity overcoat --
Malthus, skins, and dead letters : the West's culture wars --
A one-man fight against the condom : the American Civil War and Comstockery --
Obscenity laws, American tips, and French ticklers : Was there an English Comstock? --
"The nineteenth century's greatest invention" : muckrakers, moral armour, and the Great War --
Nookie in the struggle buggy : all that jazz and the age of advertising --
Brother, can you spare a dime ... for a rubber? : the Great Depression --
Victory ... will ride on the rubber you save : the war years --
Backseat bingo with my classy chassis : let's get it on! : from baby boom to modern plague --
Abstain was all he said : in the age of AIDS --
Epilogue : plenty of condoms, no water : the new millennium.
Responsibility: Aine Collier.
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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 sexually trasmitted diseases.

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