International Condom Day 2023 History, Quotes, Status and FAQ

Every year 13th of February everyone celebrates International Condom Day. Today is World Condom Day.  AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) launched this day on the eve of World Valentine’s Day to convey the message of preventing pregnancy and various sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS through safe sexual intercourse using condoms.

Stanley Ngara, the ‘King of Condoms’ who works for safe sex and AIDS prevention in Africa, emphasized the importance of Condom Day, saying, “The day is very important to me.  People in Africa did not know much about condoms before.  There were many superstitions even about its use.  We have been working for a long time to reduce unwanted pregnancies and prevent serious sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS.

Many are now joining the campaign on the occasion of this day.  We should increase the use of condoms.  Many people think that condoms are only for sex workers, which is not true.  It is made for both men and women, and no one should be ashamed to use it.  Everyone should add condoms to their Valentine’s Day budget along with flowers and other gifts.

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History Of International Condom Day

In the 16th century Italy, Gabriele Fallopio wrote a treatise on syphilis.  It is known that around 1490 syphilis emerged as a terrible disease.  The patient died within a few months of the disease.  Therefore, for sexual safety, a sheath made of linen was dipped in a special chemical solution and dried, and used during intercourse.

According to the text, the cloth covered only the penis.  Men used to tie it with a ribbon.  Fallopio claimed that experimental use of the gauze sheath showed that it could prevent syphilis.  Since then, penis-covering has been used as a cure-all over Europe.  Meanwhile, in China, penis condoms were made from oiled tissue paper or sheep intestines.

In Japan, condoms were made from tortoise shells or animal horns.  Along with lingerie, the use of bowel and bladder condoms also came into vogue during the Renaissance.  In the late fifteenth century, Dutch farmers brought condoms made of “good leather” to Japan.  Previously, horned condoms covered only the tip of the penis in that area.  But these leather condoms started to have the advantage of covering the entire penis.

Then in 2009, the International AIDS Organization launched the Condom Day campaign, which is celebrated the day before Valentine’s Day.

Why do People celebrate International Condom Day?

The word ‘condom’ is associated with sex as well as being free from various sexually transmitted diseases. Using condoms can prevent sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis or pharyngitis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, genital herpes, genital warts, hepatitis B and C, and AIDS.  Stay safe as well as prevent unintended pregnancy.

Condoms are very important in sex nowadays.  Moreover, condoms are very effective in preventing various sexually transmitted diseases.  Although condoms do not completely prevent 100% of diseases, their success rate is about 90%.  Below are some benefits of using condoms: 1.  Many couples feel that using a condom reduces sexual pleasure. 

But this is completely wrong.  Having sex using a condom increases the amount of sexual pleasure.  2.  Condoms prevent unplanned pregnancies.  3.  If you have sex using a condom, you can stay safe from AIDS, gonorrhea, syphilis, etc.  4.  Many men may not know that using a condom can last a long time, which is completely impossible without a condom.  5.  Different brands of condoms offer normal and different flavored lubricants, so there is no need to use a separate lubricant.  If necessary you can use glycerin, do not use oil. 

Because the oil breaks down the latex, the condom loses its effectiveness.  6.  About 5% of women in the world are allergic to men’s semen.  If your female partner has a semen allergy, you can control this allergy by using a condom for 6-7 months. 

However, couples who are allergic to condoms should not use condoms.  7.  Dotted condoms are more fun to have sex with than normal condoms, and ultra-thin condoms are also becoming popular recently.  But nowadays many couples prefer dotted condoms in different flavors than normal ones. This day is observed to explain the advantages and disadvantages of condoms to common people.

How to celebrate International Condom Day?

AIDS Healthcare Foundation has distributed one million condoms in various countries to mark the day’s campaign.  Besides, the organization released a parody music video.  Make sex more appealing.  Love is the best security.  We can deliver these messages door to door on the day. This day is the perfect time to discuss safe sex with partners and use the opportunity to grow closer and better their communication.  Checks the expiration on your boxes.

Make sure your condoms are all within the expiration dates. Moreover, on this day, medical teams from different health organizations go to remote areas of different villages and explain to the people of those villages the need to use condoms and make people aware of the fact that not using them can cause various diseases that cause people to die very quickly.

In addition, various meetings and seminars are held.  As a result, people all over the world understand its significance because reproduction is necessary for leading a healthy life.

International Condom Day Quotes

Condoms that we use now are made from Polyurethane, Polyisothrin, or Lamb’s intestine.  But do you know that even in the 14th-century people used condoms?  And that condom was made from whole cloth. People of that era used to have sexual intercourse by tying a condom made of cloth to the penis with a ribbon. Here are some International Condom Day Quotes-

We’re doing a great disservice to our young people because the only protection is abstinence, as condoms have been proven fallible. The federal government should not be telling young people to use condoms. It’s also an insult to teenagers, reducing them to the level of a dog that can’t control its hormones.”— Christine O’Donnell

Having sex without a condom is like riding a roller coaster with diarrhea. You can’t just throw your hands up and enjoy it.” — Adam Carolla

It needs to become as easy to get hold of a condom in a poor country as Coca-Cola.” — Clare Short

AIDS is a judgment we have brought upon ourselves.” — Mary Whitehouse

When someone is HIV-positive and his partner says, I want to have sexual relations with you, he doesn’t have to do that. But when he does, he has to use a condom.” — Godfried Danneels

No one can lead our lives for us. We are responsible for our actions. So people-especially the younger generation–need to be very careful, especially where safe sex is concerned.” — Salman Ahmad

International Condom Day Status

A condom is a thin piece of rubber that fits over the penis.  When used correctly, condoms prevent HIV as well as pregnancy and STIs.  Thin latex (rubber) is the most popular material that condoms are made of.  Condoms were not widely used in India earlier.

Men started using condoms as soon as they learned about the diseases.  It protects you and your partner from sexually transmitted diseases.  You can easily get condoms at any medical shop. Below are some Messages about International Condom Day-

 Wear a condom or bear it –  Happy International Condom Day.

Don’t be a fool, protect your willy. Protect, don’t neglect. Happy International Condom Day.

  Don’t be a joker, wrap your poker, Don’t be a fool, don’t be a fool, put a condom in your willy. Happy International Condom Day.

  Be super cool, and protect your tools!

  Wrap it before you tap it, Safe sex, no regrets. Happy International Condom Day.

  No condom, no way

  Sex is cleaner with a packaged wiener. Happy International Condom Day.

FAQ about International Condom Day

What is the date of International Condom Day?

13 February. Source-Wikipedia

Why should people celebrate International Condom Day?

This day is observed to explain the advantages and disadvantages of condoms to common people.

Hope you benefited from our article and we were able to give you all the information you need.  Thanks for being with us.  Visit our website regularly to know more information about upcoming days.