The Humble Little Condom
by Aine Collier
Prometheus Books. 371 pages, $18.95
SHEATH, GLOVE, PROPHYLACTIC—whatever you call them, millions of people rely on those little round wonders for birth control, disease control, and at one time libido control (or so some doctors professed). In The Humble Little Condom, author Aine Collier writes about the history of something that millions of people use but don’t discuss in polite company.