Jiffi condoms, Germany, 1987

Made:
1987 in Germany
maker:
Jiffi Limited

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Group of various contraceptive methods comprising of (left to right): Variety packet of Jiffi condoms, containing one
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Group of various contraceptive methods comprising of (left to right): Variety packet of Jiffi condoms, containing one
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Group of various contraceptive methods comprising of (left to right): Variety packet of Jiffi condoms, containing one
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Variety packet of Jiffi condoms, containing one "Gold", one "Flavour"and one "Long Player" , with accompanying leaflets, by Jiffi Ltd., and packaged for Condom Vending, made in West Germany, 1987

Using condoms is one way to practice safe sex. They also reduce the risk of catching sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as HIV, gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia. ‘Jiffs’ were aimed at the youth market. They were sold via vending machines in clubs and pubs. The flip-top cigarette packet is part of their ‘youth appeal’. The condoms were also intended to be adventurous and unconventional. All condoms sold in Britain must comply with the British Standard. This black and white packet of condoms replaced those sold in gold-coloured packets in the previous year. Condoms in the gold-coloured packets were not up to industry standard and leaked. They were withdrawn in spring 1987.

Details

Category:
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Object Number:
1987-899
Materials:
condoms, rubber and packet, cardboard
type:
condom
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Bicknell, Sandra

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