Condom packaging, 'Aspelia'

Made:
1992

Empty plastic container for 3 'Aspelia' preservatifs (condoms), Type A avec reservoir, manufactured by Dongkuk Trading Co Ltd, South Korea, distributed in France by Terpan, c1992 (expiry date November 1997)

Part of a small personal collection of condoms and packaging dating from around the 1990s, this product is an example of the increased use of condoms internationally following the emergence of HIV and AIDS. Previously marketed as contraception, condom products diversified as they began to be targeted at a wider range of people, which led to new flavours, textures, and colours.

In 2018, it was announced that the French government would reimburse the cost of condoms if prescribed by a doctor of pharmacist in order to encourage more people to use them and put a halt to the spread of HIV and AIDS.

Details

Category:
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Object Number:
2021-518
type:
condom
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment