The recent opening of a small condom museum in Nonthaburi should hardly come as surprising news, given Thailand is one of the world’s largest producers of condoms, surpassing even traditional giants like The Netherlands. (Durex has one of its main production plants here.)
And then there’s the work that Thailand's very own "condom king," Cabbages & Condoms founder Mechai Viravaidya, has done over the last three decades, raising awareness on condom usage around the world.
The condom museum is located outside of Bangkok in Nonthaburi in the Department of Medical Sciences, set amidst the maze that is the Thai Ministry of Health. It’s not advertised and hard to find, located all the way at the back end of the ministry at building number nine right next to the sewage treatment plant and near intriguing departments like the Quality Control and Stem Cell Laboratory and the Laboratory of Biological and Safety Testing. More...