Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Research in Media and Culture

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Jessica Borge | Wanting it Both Ways”: The London Rubber Company, the Condom and the Pill, 1915-1970

The London Rubber Company [LRC] was England’s largest ever condom manufacturer. Competition disappeared after the war, and Durex condoms became a household name. However, social groups wary of commerce pilloried the contraceptive retail trade. Negative cultural associations dogged the condom’s public image,… Continue Reading →

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