Impolite Society: Tackling the Taboo, One Rude Question at a Time

Why Won't Men Wear Condoms?

May 16, 2022 Flyover Radio, Inc.
Impolite Society: Tackling the Taboo, One Rude Question at a Time
Why Won't Men Wear Condoms?
Show Notes

While the humble condom might seem like a bit of buzzkill, this 8 one-hundredths of a millimeter is all that separates us from a world of unwanted pregnancies and rampant infection.

So why is the condom so controversial? Join us on a journey through the history of the condom from cute, little dick bonnet to our modern-day rubber. We'll also explore how condoms' public image has changed just as much along the way. We’ll meet the clergymen and Casanovas who’ve detested them and explore the reasons why men still won’t wear them to this day.

All to answer our rude question: why don’t men wear condoms?

That’s what you’re in for today, on Impolite Society.

Email us your impolite questions at rude@impolitesocietypodcast.com and visit our website for info about the show and your hosts Laura and Rachel.

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