Once Upon a Time, We Used Radium Condoms For Glow in the Dark Sex

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It's the same old story. Boy meets girl. They fall in love. Boy uses radioactive condom for virility. Yeah, romance has a shelf life of forever.

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In the early 20th century, it was all the rage to add Radium to items. The most famous being watch faces, where the numbers would glow so you could see what time it is in the dark. You know, in case you had to a night-time chemo session.

Some genius thought it would a good idea to add radium to condoms because anything new and mysterious must be good for knocking da boots. Fortunately, you can no longer make your wang glow blue in the dark for pleasure. Now you take a blue pill.[Orau]

DISCUSSION

"You know, in case you had to [do] a night-time chemo session."

Radium—which can be used for therapeutic, anti-cancer radiation—is not "chemo" (i.e. chemotherapy). Chemotherapy is (most commonly) an intravenously injected cancer-fighting drug, like Avastin (in the news recently). Chemo and radiation are wholly, completely different things.

Radium is not really used medically anymore, many chemo agents are oral nowadays, etc., etc.

#kindofacorrection