History

Durex has written a lot of history over the last 80 years.

1915 - Founded
Durex 1915 photograph

LA Jackson establishes London Rubber Company and sells imported barber condoms and accessories.

1929
Durex 1929 photograph

The London Rubber Company (LRC) has the Durex brand registered

1950s
Durex 1950 photograph

Durex launches its first moistened condom

1953
Durex 1953 photograph

Durex is the first brand to develop and use electronic testing

1960s
Durex 1960 photograph

Durex launches the first anatomically shaped condom

1970s
Durex 1970 photograph

Durex is the first condom brand in the world to advertise in many countries

1990s
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Durex is the first condom brand to adopt a Global "quality seal" as standard

1995
Durex 1995 photograph

Durex launches a range of colorful and flavored condoms

1996
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Durex is the first condom brand to set up a website. We now have 42 different websites for the countries in which we are represented.

1997
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Durex launches latex-free condoms. A new, non-allergenic material is used for the new product: the synthetic polyurethane developed by Durex is softer and more elastic than natural rubber latex.

1998
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Durex is the first condom brand to conduct and publish a worldwide sexual well-being survey.

2001
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Durex introduces Pleasuremax. This makes Durex the first condom brand to market a condom that is both ribbed and knobbed to stimulate both partners.

2003
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Durex launches an exciting range of Play Lubricants.

2005
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Durex Network launches the Face of Global Sex reports, which explore aspects of sexual behavior and are created for the information of academics and policy makers.

2008
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To promote safe sex among young people, Durex encourages young people between the ages of 16 and 24 to create a unique poster on sexual health - a poster of adolescents for teens.

2009
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Durex turns 80!

2010
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Durex supports the initiative "Condomize!" of the United Nations Population Fund at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna through a donation of 220,000 condoms.

2010
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Durex is bought by Reckitt Benckiser.

2010
Durex 2010 photograph

Durex introduces Performax Intense, a condom designed for a climax together. With 5% benzocaine-containing inner coating and stimulating structure it helps to longer and more intense sex.