How are Condoms Made?

The little rubber device to prevent issue is one of the mainstays in preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

But how are they made? How can we be sure they work?

The following video (made by BillyBoy condoms) explains all including the quality testing. I love the monotone describing the condom brands: “Billy Boy Fun, the condom with the fun factor”.

Did you know the aromatic flavour is added just before packaging? You do now.

update: @ricardon was so amazed that condoms are stress tested to 18 litres he went and looked up how much semen each man produces in his lifetime.

369.6 litres.

Just as well we don’t produce it all at once.

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Robbo is a pharmacist working with a very remote Aboriginal Health Service in the deserts of Western Australia. + Andrew Robbo Roberts

2 thoughts on “How are Condoms Made?”

  1. Hmmmm.

    When I get back from FIP Hyderabad India next Friday I will dig out a couple of pics from FIP Lisbon last year. Our Emergency and Military Section visited the Defence Forces Pharmacy Manufacturing plant. Among other things they produce all Portugal’s Methadone, and do Health Dept. condom testing. Have pics of part of this process.

    Dunno how your customers are Robbo, but I do know that condom usage in African HIV/Aids programs was negligible; until
    they were able to source black product. Makes sense, traditional pale colour not a good look if you are black.


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