Behind the Scenes in a Trojan Condom Factory

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Trojan's manufacturing facilities crank out a million condoms a day; here, they reveal the step-by-step process of producing and testing the latex "FDA-regulated medical devices." Although the short video does feel like the promotion it is, the footage is genuinely interesting -- during product testing, condoms are electrocuted, massaged, and inflated to ensure their safety. 

The technology has certainly come a long way in the past 400 years, with the introduction of rubber condoms in 1855 and latex in 1920. Below, Giacomo Casanova tests a condom by inflating it, in an engraving from 1872.
For more videos from Trojan, visit the YouTube channel.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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