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    History

    History of Durex
    Durex has made a lot of history over the past 80 years.

    1915
    The London Rubber Company was founded by LA Jackson, selling imported condoms and barber shop supplies
    1929
    The London Rubber Company (LRC) registers Durex brand.
    1950s
    Durex release its first lubricated condom.
    1953
    Durex is the first brand to develop and use electronic testing.
    1960s
    The world's first anatomically shaped condom is released by Durex.
    1970s
    Durex is the world's first condom brand to advertise in many countries.
    1990
    Durex is the first condom brand to adopt a Global "seal of quality" as standard.
    1995
    Durex introduces a range of colored and flavoured condoms.
    1996
    Durex is the first condom brand to launch a website. Now there are 42 different sites for the countries Durex is in market.
    1997
    Durex introduces non-latex condoms: The Range, which uses a new non-allergenic material - synthetic polyurethane-developed by Durex, that is softer and more elastic than natural rubber latex in. Durex is the first condom company to conduct and publish a global survey.
    2001
    Durex introduces Pleasuremax: The ultimate pleasure condom for both partners, making Durex the first condom brand to market a condom that combines ribbed and dotted textures , to maximize simulation for both partners.
    2002
    Durex supports groundbreaking social program to promote gender equity in Brazil 'Program H'. This is followed by further projects in India.
    2003
    Durex launches an exciting range of Play® lubricants.
    2005
    Durex Network launches the Face of Global Sex reports that explore the aspects of human sexual behavior and are produced primarily to inform academics and policy.
    2008
    To promote safe sex for young people, Durex called for young people between the ages of 16-24 to design a unique sexual health poster - a poster designed by them, for them.
    2009
    Durex turns 80!
    2010
    Durex supported the Condomize! initiative of The United Nations Populations Fund, at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna by donating 220,000 condoms.