Your Great Great Great Grandfather’s Condom

Ever wondered what your ancient male relatives pregnancy and disease preventers looked like? It’s not a pretty sight, kind of just a hardened brown pickle sheath.

This mid-ninteenth century condom was manufactured around the 1860s out of sheep intestines or skin, according to the Ohio Historical Society’s new appropriately titled “Controversy” exhibit.

It supposedly belonged to a steamboat captain named Monroe Ayers. The OHS’s previous “controversy” exhibit included an adult crib with a lockable top for mental patients, KKK robes and an electric chair.

Oh, the best part is that the pictured condom was meant to be reused. And that’s why you’re here today. Your great great so and so’s sex safety dance helmet was probably contributing to overpopulation rather than helping control it.