Indian People Use Condoms...For Toys?
Many In India Have Not-So-Common Usage For Condoms
POSTED: 7:50 am EDT April 25, 2005
NEW DELHI -- People in India are making good use of their condoms, but not in the way you might think.
Only a quarter of condoms made in India are used for sex.
The Economic Times newspaper reports the rest are used to make saris, toys and bathroom slippers.
Sari weavers put the condoms on their thread spools. The lubricant on the prophylactics rubs off on the thread, making it move faster through the sewing machines.
India manufactures more than 1 billion condoms a year -- which are supposed to be used for disease prevention and to curb population growth.