Now we know why India has a population of over a billion and still climbing. The condoms are being used for quite unintended purposes. India manufactures over a billion condoms, but according to The Economic Times, only a quarter of these are used for sex. The rest are used as a tool in the making of saris, toys and bathroom slippers! The lubricant in the condoms make them a very handy gadget for sari weavers, who place the condoms on their thread spools to make the thread move faster through the sewing machines. The weavers are also using the lubricant to polish gold and silver threads in the cloth.
Indians are surely an innovative lot and thanks to their enterprise in finding new uses for condoms rather than the intended one, they are assisting in the manufacture of more Indians!