14 Historical Contraception Facts That'll Make You Say "Wait, What?"
We've come a long way from using crocodile poop as spermicide.
Empty halves of pomegranates were used in ancient Greece as a makeshift way to block semen from entering the uterus.
Or alternatively, women could hold their breath just before their partner ejaculated.
Women would wear amulets, which were thought to prevent pregnancy. They were made with things like asparagus or sometimes donkey dung.
Speaking of inserting things into one's vagina, in ancient Egypt they also used crocodile dung.
Strapping weasel testicles to your leg was another way people thought you could prevent pregnancy.
IUCs (intracervical devices) were inserted into the cervix after conception during the late 1800s and early 1900s, to stop the sperm reaching the embryo.
And finally, as recently as the 1950s and 60s, douching with cola was used by some people as a method of contraception, because they thought the acidity could kill sperm.
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