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World's oldest condom up for viewing

The world's oldest surviving condom is up for view in an Austrian museum. And, its original manual suggests that despite being made in 1640, it is completely intact and can be reused.

india Updated: Jun 17, 2006 19:40 IST

The world's oldest surviving condom is up for view in an Austrian museum.

And, its original manual, written in Latin, suggests that despite being made in 1640, it is completely intact and can be reused.

The manual also reveals that users immerse the condom in warm milk prior to its use to avoid diseases, reports Fox News.

The antique, found in Lund in Sweden, is made of pig intestine and is one of 250 ancient objects related to sex on display at the Tirolean County Museum in Austria this summer.

First Published: Jun 10, 2006 15:56 IST