Story: Contraception and sterilisation

Glow-in-the-dark condom (3rd of 6)

Glow-in-the-dark condom

The patent for these Night Light glow-in-the-dark condoms was issued in 1991. They were still manufactured in 2010, showing that there was a market for novelty condoms. The copywriters must have had a field day, with language such as 'rise and shine', 'afterglow' and 'turn it on'.

Courtesy of Family Planning, Dame Margaret Sparrow Collection

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Jane Tolerton, 'Contraception and sterilisation - Early 20th-century methods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/26973/glow-in-the-dark-condom (accessed 29 May 2020)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Dec 2018