The twentieth century is a period of great development of condoms, condoms during this period has undergone many major changes, these changes not only have technical aspects, but also include the gradual opening of sexual ideas and other cultural changes, all of which make the production and use of condoms more and more widely.
In 1919, natural latex condoms and matching automatic production lines appeared, which greatly reduced the price of condoms and made them more and more popular.The condoms, which are slower to age, thinner and stronger, are also popular because they are tasteless.
Condom production in various countries is also in full swing.Germany produced almost all the condoms in Europe before world war I, and also opened the market in Australia, New Zealand and other countries.This advantage was once taken away by the United States during world war I, but Germany again became the largest producer of condoms in the early 1920s.
The United States and Britain are slightly behind.At the beginning of world war I, as a result of the prohibition of condom use, as many as 400,000 cases of syphilis and gonorrhea were tragically diagnosed in the United States military.It wasn't until the 1930s that the U.S. government finally broke through moral and legal barriers and began promoting condom use nationwide.Fifteen of the largest condom manufacturers in the United States were producing 1.5 million condoms a day, and the industry was slowly catching up.
At the same time, in the United Kingdom in 1929, the London rubber company, which had been a wholesaler of German condoms, became one of the leading producers of latex condoms in Europe, known today as durex.In addition, the world's best lubricated condoms were also born in the UK.
In the early 1960s, the popularity of the iuds led to a decline in the production of condoms as a form of birth control.But with the increased emphasis on HIV and AIDS in the 1980s, there was a significant increase in condom production as a safety tool.Condoms become an important way to prevent the spread of HIV, in people's life has played a decisive role, and gradually become an indispensable part of daily supplies.
By the end of the 20th century, condoms had several new members: in 1992, female condoms were available in Europe, and they were approved by the food and drug administration (FDA) in 1993.In 1994, one of the world's best polyurethane condoms for men was introduced.Colored condoms and fruity condoms were also created.
In recent years, thanks to technological improvements, the thickness of condoms has been greatly reduced.In addition, condom manufacturers began to realize that the same size of condom could not meet the needs of different customers, so today there are different shapes, different widths and lengths of condoms.It is these various condoms that make the condom market full of vigor and vitality.