Post by Ed Pawlowski Post by email@example.com
Naturalamb condoms are really expensive, but for married couples who
are merely trying to prevent pregnancy, they are fantastic. Wash the
preservative off of the THOROUGHLY before using them, then apply some
surgical lube (K-Y, etc.).
They feel so much better than latex, and here's something that I doubt
occurs to most people. You can reuse them many times. Just rinse
them out and put them in a sealed bottle with isopropyl alcohol. Just
take them out and rinse them off and relube them before use. I keep
them in an old prescription bottle.
It is very important that you don't ever let them dry out completely,
as that could weaken their structural integrity. I have reused them
15-20 times, making them cheaper than latex and much cheaper than
polyurethane, and I don't think that after all that that they were in
any way compromised.
Since this is a food newsgroup, have you used them to make sausages too?
Here ya go:
"Once an impoverished German-Jewish immigrant Julius Schmid became known
as the king of condoms by selling reliable modern contraception and making
millions in the process.
Julius Schmid was among the many men who contributed to the development of
modern contraception. Born into poverty in Schorndorf, Germany, in 1865, the
half-paralyzed Jewish immigrant arrived in New York at the age of 17 to make his
fortune. Penniless and huddling around on crutches, he finally found work at a
sausage maker, where his familiarity with animal intestines led him to market
relatively impermeable leftover intestine membranes as condoms or "skins" as
they were called in the 1880s. Such use of animal intestines dated back to the
Renaissance in Europe, but it had yet to be introduced in the United States.
Schmid started selling skins from his apartment on 46th Street, on the northern edge
of Manhattan's Tenderloin, a seedy district known for the sale of sexual services.
In 1890 Anthony Comstock's vice squad raided Schmid's home and arrested him
for peddling contraceptives. Undeterred by his stint in jail, he raised funds to
form Julius Schmid, Inc., manufacturing the Fourex, Ramses and Sheik brands
among others. [Schmid was eventually sold to Durex...]
Commitment to Quality
While sales of his skins were lucrative, Schmid's greatest innovation was a safe, vulcanized
rubber condom. He was the first American condom manufacturer to popularize a cold-cure
cement technique that had been popular in Germany in the 188Os. While this meant his
condoms were more expensive than most, he believed that when it came to contraception
and disease prevention, consumers were willing to pay more for products that worked.
His early commitment to quality earned him loyal customers and brand recognition that
would make his company one of the largest condom companies in the world..."