Chastity Belts to Plan B: A History of Birth Control

April Peveteaux

Photo from Newsweek
Long before Margaret Sanger began advocating for birth control and family planning, people who did not want to procreate when they were getting some action got creative. Newsweek has a fantastic photo essay on the Evolution of Birth Control illustrating the myriad of ways to keep the goalie in action.

I don’t know if the Lysol douche or the antique sponges make my privates cringe more.

Other fun facts:

Who knew Casanova invented the condom? Quite fitting.

Not that long ago, there were laws against using contraception in America, with Connecticut having some of the strictest punishments on the books.

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