Adam in Maroochydore is selling 'used' condoms on Gumtree.
Adam in Maroochydore is selling 'used' condoms on Gumtree. Gumtree

Meet the man selling 'used' condoms on the Sunshine Coast

YOU can buy anything for a price, even used condoms believed to date back to before the Second World War.

Adam, from Maroochydore, has posted an advert of Gumtree advertising "Okay" finest quality condoms for sale.

The good news is they are "hygienic" and "100% perfect".

But be warned, they are in the "used" category.

 

An advert on Gumtree for used condoms.
An advert on Gumtree for used condoms.

Adam wrote he couldn't find any information on the product "but an old guy told me pre-World War II so that's the most I can tell you."

The product does have " a little damage on back corner".

The condoms are however "inside".

They probably wouldn't be good for any birth control.

"Condoms have dried out to rings," he warned.

"Condoms in paper envelopes. Very interesting and fascinating piece. Not one likely to see again."

Images of the product showed it was made "according to the famous formula of Dr Conton", who is believed to be the source of the name condom.

 

Adam in Maroochydore is selling used condoms on Gumtree.
Adam in Maroochydore is selling used condoms on Gumtree. Gumtree Adam in Maroochydore

Historical records showed contraceptives sheaths could be traced back to the Egyptians in 1000 BC.

But America's Condom Store, Rip'nRoll's website advised folklore attributed the invention to "Dr. Condom or Conton, who was at the court of King Charles II in the 1600s".

An article in the Journal of Obstetrics on the the Museum of the History of Contraception wrote the doctor had "designed a penis protector for King Charles from the "caecum of a sheep".

However, rubber was used to make condoms from the late 1800s so it is possible Adam's condoms weren't made from a sheep's intestine.

The item was listed for sale on June 14 for $25. The price is negotiable.

The Daily has attempted to make contact with Adam.


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