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Why are condoms called johnny's?

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Question - (9 February 2009) 3 Answers - (Newest, 10 February 2009)
A female United Kingdom age 26-29, anonymous writes:

this may come across as a daft question, but what is the reason for condoms being nicknamed "johnny"?

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A reader, anonymous, writes (10 February 2009):

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i no about all the other names and what a condom is, i do have a sex life.lol But it always just interested me about the name "johnny" and i never knew it was to do with prostitutes! that's kinda interesting.lol. learn't something new from this website.

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A male reader, tux United States +, writes (10 February 2009):

tux agony auntother possible names:

Rubbers, love gloves, raincoats, jimmie hat, sheathes, goalie(though it can be the diaphram as well and will most likely be mentioned when you get pregnant while using protection "Looks like one got past the goalie")

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A female reader, anonymous, writes (10 February 2009):

Yea, I've never heard of it. I'm 17 and from the U.S.A and me and my boyfriend just call them condoms. lol.

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