We have now changed the name of this blog segment to “The Vagina Dialogues.” Why did we switch from “Fun Facts About The Vagina” to “The Vagina Dialogues”? No real reason. We personally liked the name better and since Nessa and I talk throughout the facts we felt it was a better fit. And yes, I am back. Since the last Vagina Dialogue I hosted seemed to do very well, Nessa asked me to host another.
I am excited to share a few facts about the vagina, especially since I have mastered it. I’ve researched and can safely say these facts are exclusive to our blog.
31. The Origin of the Rubber Band
A little known fact about the elasticity of the vagina. The original rubber band was made with the same material that comprises a woman’s labias. In 1839, Charles Goodyear developed vulcanization which is used to make rubber today. However, in 1838, English Merchants traded with various African tribes and ended up with an elastic material that helped create the first rubber band. It was later discovered the material originated from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Although Charles Goodyear is credited with vulcanization, the rubber band itself was originally patented in England on March 17, 1845 by Stephen Perry.
Nessa: Oh my gosh.
Ryan: Yea, pretty neat. I think it’s cool the vagina basically created the rubber band.
Nessa: I guess so but that is still a pretty sick fact.
Ryan: Makes me want to eat rubber bands.