Durex has made a lot of history over the past 102 years. Learn about the company from 1915 through to the present day here.

1915 - Founded
London Rubber Company

The London Rubber Company was founded by LA Jackson, selling imported condoms and barber shop supplies

Durex Brand Registration

The London Rubber Company (LRC) registers Durex brand

Durex Lubricated Condom

Durex releases its first lubricated condom

Electronic Testing of Durex Condom

Durex is the first brand to develop and use electronic testing

Anatomically Shaped Condom released by Durex

The world's first anatomically shaped condom is released by Durex

Durex Condom Advertisement

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

Durex Quality and Standard

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

Flavored Condoms

Durex introduces a range of colored and flavored condoms

Durex Website Launch

Durex is the first condom brand to launch a website

Now we have 42 different sites for the countries we market in

Durex introduces non-latex condoms

Durex introduces non-latex condoms: The Avanti Range, which uses a new non-allergenic material - synthetic polyurethane developed by Durex that is softer and more elastic than natural rubber latex in

Global survey conducted by Durex

Durex is the first condom company to conduct and publish a global survey n.

Durex Pleasure Condom

Durex introduces Pleasuremax: The ultimate pleasure condom for both partners, making Durex the first condom brand to market a condom that combines ribbed and dotted textures with shape, to maximize simulation for both partners

Groundbreaking Social Program supported by Durex

Durex supports groundbreaking social program to promote gender equity in Brazil 'Program H' This is followed by further projects in India

Durex launches an exciting range of Play lubricants

Durex launches an exciting range of Play® lubricants

Global Sex Report launched by Durex

Durex Network launches the Face of Global Sex reports that explore the aspects of human sexual behavior and are produced primarily to inform academics and policy

Durex Sexual Health Poster

To promote safe sex for young people, Durex called for young people between the ages of 16-24 to design a unique sexual health poster - a poster designed by them, for them

History of Durex

Durex turns 80!

Condomize Initiative supported by Durex

Durex supported the Condomize! initiative of The United Nations Populations Fund, at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna by donating 220,000 condoms


Durex is bought by Reckitt Benckiser


"Just Love Safe" condom range

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