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IN History & Culture ON 25 Jun, 2016
The lifestyle of our predecessors has been royal, cultured and slightly weird. From the bizarre makeup devices to creepy advertisements, the oldies did witness a lot of crap, tbh. And boy, they did have so much crapload to talk about when it came to sex!
HEre's a list of some really weird birth control methods the people of the past used. Some of these are so damn creepy, you might totally lose the mood of having some fun tonight!
The skin of half a lemon was used as modern day diaphragms as a way to prevent the sperm from entering the cervix. The good thing was, it killed sperm. The bad being citric acid in lemon juice kills vaginal tissues, and well, burn both the people. Ouch.
Back in the 50's and 60's, the American women would shake a bottle of Coke and shoot it up in their vaginas. It was believed to wash out the sperm after coitus because of citric acid and carbonation. But everyone got pregnant because OF COURSE IT DIDN'T WORK!
Canadian women used to soak dried beaver testicles in alcohol and later drink it to avoid pregnancy. For sure the technique didn't work, and that might be the reason the term beaver was brought into use as a slang!
Dry crocodile dung was used as an intravaginal contraception to block sperm. It was inserted into the vagina before sex.
The ancient Egyptians were known to soak tampons in the tampons. This probably worked because acacia ferments into lactic acid, a common ingredient of spermicides.
Condoms made of pig intestines were soaked in warm milk to soften them pre-coitus.
The most common birth control among the Greek women was the water blacksmith used to cool the heated metal. It did work in avoiding pregnancy, but the lead in the blacksmith's water would turn women infertile, along with neurological problems, and even death!