Why are condoms called Johnnies? - from a brittish slang term for penis: John Thomas which originates from "Lady Chatterley's Lover" written by D.H. Lawrence and published in So Johnny might be an informal version of "John Thomas" thus comming up with the term "Rubber Johnny". And rubber always meant 'condom' as far as I know. Apr 20, · The male penis is also known as the John Thomas. A more familiar term would be to call it your "johnny". The latex condom, therefor is quite simply a rubber device that fits over your "johnny".
Feb 23, · The term "rubber johnny" is one of the easier ones to explain. The male penis is also known as the John Thomas. A more familiar term would be to call it your "johnny". The latex . Oct 01, · Probably short for "johnnie rubber." In some families and cultures, "johnny is slang for penis (along with "willie" and "peter"). "Rubber" has long been common slang for a condom, being made out of rubber-like material. Maybe long ago they actually were made out of thin rubber, but now sheep intestine and latex are the standard materials.
rubber johnny A flexible sheath, usually made of thin rubber or latex, designed to cover the penis during sexual intercourse for contraceptive purposes or as a means of preventing sexually transmitted diseases. Rubber johnny is a slang word for that. Use a rubber johnny during sex. The second is British. Johnnie, Johnny and Johnny-bag are synonyms.": The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang by John Ayto and John Simpson (Oxford University Press, Oxford, New York, ) says the term "rubber johnny" dates back to "British English A to Zed" by Norman W. Schur (HarperCollins, New York, ) says "johnny" is a term for.