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Getty ImagesAlgunos methods were not only ineffective, but that could be dangerous. Those who want to enjoy sex without risk of pregnancy have, today, many contraceptive methods at your disposal.
Many women prefer the pill while others are inclined to a hormonal IUD or a diaphragm, and there are those who opt for condoms as well as serving to prevent pregnancy, providing protection against sexually transmitted diseases.
But how caring women or couples in the past, until they develop these scientific methods with proven results?
Here we share some of the most striking methods (and some even dangerous).
Crocodile Lee
To prevent pregnancy, women in ancient Egypt resorted to a like oloroso such odd method.
Getty ImagesLa idea was to create an acid barrier that retarded to the sperm. They were inserted into the vagina or vulva a Pasty substance made with excrement of crocodile and milk acid.
What is sought with this ointment was to create an acid barrier that prevents the passage of sperm.
It is hard to believe that this unhygienic method had proved effective, unless their efficacy has settled in the smell of the mixture, or even the idea itself, able to take you up to the most passionate desire.
Another method used by those reluctant to get Lee into the vagina was a mixture of honey and baking soda.
Block pessary
The pessary of block was used as a method of birth control towards the end of the 18th century and early 19th century in Europe.
This cumbersome device was placed in the neck of the uterus of the female for up to four months.
It was believed that he avoided that newly formed fertilized embryos implanted in the uterus and began to develop.
Some were made of rubber, metal or bone.
In addition to being painful, they caused infections and, frequently, they were expelled by the body of women.
Skip back
The Greek gynaecologist Soranus recommended to women in the second century to skip backward seven times and sneeze immediately after sexual intercourse to prevent pregnancy.
Getty ImagesPrimero jump and then sneeze to expel semen from the body. Although Soranus does not explain in detail how do women cause a sneeze, the argument behind this idea is that the force of the sneeze causes the expulsion of semen from the woman’s body.
Needless to say that you it’s a completely useless method.
Condoms of sheep and fish
During the English revolution (between 1642 and 1688), King Carlos I soldiers were provided with condoms made with intestines of fish and sheep to protect them from sexually transmitted diseases.
But not only the soldiers were using them.
Towards the end of the 18th century, in London, for example, had two stores devoted exclusively to the sale of condoms.
Getty ImagesMuchos man wore condoms, washed them and returning them to utilizarEstos sheep intestine gadgets should be soaked in water for a couple of hours before using, to make them more flexible and easy to place.
Tying them at the base of the penis with a cord to keep them in place and, after use, it is carefully washed, let them dry, and kept them for the next time.
In the 18th century, the womanizer and seductive Casanova opted for linen condoms.
Always he inflated them first to verify that leaks there are no.
Drinking mercury
In the 7th century in China, recommended to women drinking a toxic metal dye to prevent pregnancy.
Getty ImagesLa potion made based on mercury was swallowed with the stomach Vaciouna of prescriptions indicated FRY mercury with oil.
This potion should eaten on an empty stomach.
It is possible that they have served to prevent pregnancy, but this poisonous mixture caused sterility and, in many cases, an agonizing death.
Weasel testicles
In Europe, during the old half weasel testicles were appreciated as contraceptives.
The Trotula, a female medical guide written in the 12th century, recommends cutting the testicles of these animals, wrap in goose skin, and use them as amulets to prevent pregnancy.
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