The greatest hits in contraceptive history

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  1. Hardlyfe

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    • 1000 A.D.: Contraception gets medieval: European woman wear bones from the right side of black cats around their necks to stave off pregnancy.
    • 1554: John Calvin calls masturbation "monstrous" and withdrawal "doubly monstrous. For this is to extinguish the hope of the race and to kill before he is born the hoped-for offspring." Library of Congress
    • 1789: In his memoirs Casanova describes condoms as "English riding coats" and the utility of the lemon rind as diaphragm.
    • 1839: Charles Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, which means flexible condoms, henceforth reducing breakage and eventually paving the way for ribbed, scented, glow-in-the-dark, studded, and even tobacco-flavored rubbers.
    • 1914: Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood, but before that she got in trouble with the law for creating propaganda such as the above. In 1914, she coined the term "birth control."
    • 1920s: Enter Prohibition, the Depression, and contraceptives sold as feminine hygiene products. Douching with Lysol was promoted as a way to "help protect your marital happiness."
    • 1960: Approved in 1960, within two years more than 1.2 million women were on the high-dose oral contraceptive.
    • 2010: In Vancouver, more than 100,000 condoms handed out to Olympians weren't enough to last two weeks; a last-minute shipment provided additional coverage.
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    2016 - Sex has de-evouled to sitting alone at a computer and chatting on SF. Maybe the cockroaches should inherit the Earth.
     
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    2020 - virtual families will be created. Males and females will 'marry' within a virtual program and raise computer-generated children. Sims 3.0.
     
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    Dang, you guys are pessimistic! I think this is better than douching with Lysol! LOL
     
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