Way back in September, our very own Esther Inglis-Arkell found a recipe for condoms from 1844. It was only two paragraphs long, so we thought, how hard can it be? Really hard, it turns out. Also gross and potentially dangerous.

Source: We Made Victorian Condoms and It Was Much Grosser Than We Expected


NOTE: After researching my own family history and looking at census records, I dare say most Victorians never used condoms, aka French Letters.  One of my second great uncles had thirteen children.

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