Bulletproof vest: Hilarious names for condoms across the world
Condoms are used by all to promote safe sex and prevent STDs. Here are different kinds of slangs used for condoms globally
Country: Hong Kong
Slang term: Bulletproof vest
Reason: Sounding something right off an action flick, peng da vi or bullet proof vest, is well, self-explanatory.
Slang Term: French Letter
Reason: During the height of the Anglo-French war, it is believed, according to the British military, a colonel came up with this phrase to avoid his troops from getting syphilis from the French – who considered the French to be decadent.
Slang Term: English Hat
Reason: Similarly, used for the same reasons, as above, it was called as the English Hat by them – except this was to prevent the French from being afflicted with what they referred to as the “English disease.”
Slang Term: Penis Hat
Reason: In ancient times, there were condoms that just covered the penis head, so hence in a way it could be considered a hat
Slang Term: Venus Shirt or camisinha
Reason: It is said to have been named after the Roman goddess of love. Apt, wouldn’t you think?