5. It takes 14 condoms to make a Varanasi saree – The condoms are reversed and used to rub the bobbin (on which the yarn is wound) and smoothen it with their lubrications. This ensures that the bobbin move faster and at the same time the yarn does not snap. The weavers now use condoms to protect their fingers while weaving.
7. Before rubber condoms, chemically treated linen cloth, animal skins and intestines and tortoise shells were used for contraception. The shells, for example, covered the penile gland only. Historians speculate loincloths worn by wealthier individuals also served as contraception when the urges hit.