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Why is a Condem catheter also called a Texas cath? We were talking about it in class and the instructors could not agree on a reason.... Read More

  1. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
    #13 0
    I'm from CA. I first heard the term Texas cath (not hat) about 40 years ago before I ever heard them called condom caths. And nobody could tell me why, because I remember asking.
  2. Visit  Esme12 profile page
    #14 1
    I'm originally from the midwest and we called them texas hat's and texas cath's. The hat was becasue it looked like a cowboy hat and the cath was the manufacturer.........that and we didn't use the word "condom" in mixed company..... HOw old fashioned is that????
  3. Visit  GHGoonette profile page
    #15 0
    In South Africa, we used to refer to them as "Pauls Tubing", but what Paul had to do with it, unless he provided the model, I have no idea

    Nowadays, they're just referred to as "Male Sheaths", available in small, medium, large and extra large.
  4. Visit  systoly profile page
    #16 0
    Quote from inferno
    I always thought it was because they were bigger in size to slip on external over the penis, since everything is bigger in texas, hence is where I thought the name came from
    This is the second time today someone beat me to the punchline, there's a bunch of energizer bunnies out there today.
  5. Visit  JDZ344 profile page
    #17 0
    We call them "convene" or "External catheter" here. Interesting.
  6. Visit  classicdame profile page
    #18 0
    I am in Texas and have referred to them as such. In fact, our competency checklist denotes that name.
  7. Visit  rkitty198 profile page
    #19 0
    So the Texan "cowboys" could get drunk, dodge bullets and ride their horsies into the sunset all without having to hit the lavatory.
  8. Visit  pajoopie1 profile page
    #20 0
    Quote from inferno
    I always thought it was because they were bigger in size to slip on external over the penis, since everything is bigger in texas, hence is where I thought the name came from
    I never heard it called that either. but this is super funny!

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