History

    DUREX HAS WRITTEN A LOT OF HISTORY OVER THE LAST 90 YEARS.

    1915
    LA Jackson establishes London Rubber Company and sells imported barber condoms and accessories.
    1929
    The London Rubber Company (LRC) has the Durex brand registered.
    1950s
    Durex launches its first moistened condom.
    1953
    Durex is the first brand to develop and use electronic testing.
    1960s
    Durex launches the first anatomically shaped condom.
    1990s
    Durex is the first condom brand to adopt a Global "quality seal" as standard.
    1995
    Durex launches a range of colorful and flavored condoms.
    1996
    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
    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
    Durex is the first condom brand to conduct and publish a worldwide sexual well-being survey.
    2001
    Durex introduces Pleasure Me. This makes Durex the first condom brand to market a condom that is both ribbed and dotted to stimulate both partners.
    2003
    Durex launches an exciting range of Play Lubricants.
    2005
    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
    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
    Durex turns 80!
    2010
    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
    Durex is bought by Reckitt Benckiser.
    2010
    Durex introduces Mutual Climax, a condom designed for a climax together. With 5% benzocaine-containing inner coating and stimulating structure it helps couples have longer and more intense sex.
    2019
    Durex turns 90!