Since our official launch in 1988, Contempo been a market leader in ensuring the sexiest, safest intercourse amongst sexually active South Africans.
We started in a very conservative age, when the use of protection was frowned upon by many and the real dangers of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases were largely overlooked. Condoms were seen to encourage fornication and all manner of deviant behaviour, rather than protecting lovers from diseases and unwanted pregnancies. So much so that condoms were hidden behind and under the counter, lest they turn innocent onlookers into sexual monsters.
In understanding the very real need to offer South Africans a safe and reliable means to enjoy sexual fulfilment, Contempo bravely launched a range of eight seductive condoms to the market. Our packaging was vibrant and bold and, for the first time ever, proudly displayed on pharmacy counters. This set the trend for prominent forecourt convenience stores and retailers nationwide to follow. Soon after, other condom suppliers also followed suit.
Manufactured exclusively for the South African market by Ansell, the world’s foremost producer of condoms, the quality and reliability of our condoms has garnered a huge following of fans that continues to grow.
In 2006, the Contempo brand underwent a facelift, with new packaging and products that continue to set the local trends amongst consenting adults.