Douching Syringe

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Title

Douching Syringe

Subject

equipment for grooming, hygiene, and health care; hygiene; sexual health

Description

This Faultless brand travel syringe was used for douching. Beginning in the mid-1800s, women used douching as a means of preventing conception, especially when more reliable methods were outlawed because of the Comstock Act of 1873. This syringe was marketed by the Faultless Rubber Company of Ashland, Ohio, some time after the turn of the century. The product was promoted as providing, "hygienic protection, immaculate cleanliness and refreshing comfort."

Date

The maker of this douching syringe, Faultless Rubber Company, began manufacturing operations around 1898. This syringe is undated, but was likely produced between 1940 and 1960.

Rights

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted

Format

Collapsed (in travel mode), the syringe measures just 6 inches long. It extends to 9 inches when in use.

Language

English

Type

plastics

Identifier

2018-1000-0001

Contributor

Gift of Pat Oriet