Nothing is more fun than sex. Plus, sex is more than a good time: getting down is good for your health, it increases your intelligence and it makes you more creative. That said, everything fun has consequences—and sex’s main repercussion is that it makes babies. Naturally, this is fantastic if baby-making is your ambition, but if your goal is just a joyful shag with no bundles of joy arriving nine months later then birth control is paramount. In this Up in Smoke we’re examining the quirky history of prophylactics and busting some modern myths.
Model: Ava Hart - Need a sheath somewhat softer than turtle shell on your delicate parts? That’s why there are sheep intestines. Condoms made from animal intestines have been around since at least the 15th century (if not longer). You can still buy them today—even top brands like Trojan sell them. They’re generally used by people with latex allergies.
Model: Carlye Denise - Some rubber-lovers may think donning two condoms is the surefire way to protect against pregnancy. Don’t do it. The friction between two condoms can cause them to rip and tear, resulting in less sensation and more pregnancy.