Female Condoms are not really something that is mention all that often. However the people that do use this barrier type of birth control have found that they are highly protective and can prevent pregnancy and most types of sexual diseases.
There are a variety of different sizes of female condoms out there on the market. Each one of course is designed for a specific vagina size. It may take a little trial and error to find out exactly which size of female condom is suitable for you. Women that have given birth will probably be best off with trying the larger size of female condoms first whereas those that have just started having sex are probably best to start with the smaller sizes.
So how does a female condom work?
Well there are two ends to the condom. The first is the closed end which is entered into the vagina. The open end sits on the outside of the vagina and covers the part of the genitals. The closed end acts as protection and stops sperm from getting anywhere near the egg and fertilizing it.
Insertion of the condom isn’t too difficult. You simply place the ‘closed’ end into the vagina and make sure it stays there. The ring on the outside should help act hold it in place. This ring then acts as a guide for the male to penetrate the female. The inside of the condom is lubricated and thus offers real sexual pleasure. Many people find that they do need to use additional lubrication however. It is worth noting that a female condom does not contain spermicide. Therefore if you want the ultimate protection then you may wish to buy some.
There are two main materials that can be used for female condoms. The first is ‘Synthetic Nitrile’ which is similar to plastic. The second is latex, the same material that is used to make up male condoms. What you should be aware of however is that latex condoms are not fully approved by the FDA at the moment and thus cannot be guaranteed safe. Recent trials however have indicated that approval is going to arrive soon and that it is a highly effective form of protection.
Some females may wish to use female condoms in conjunction with other methods of birth control to begin with. This is because the ‘insertion’ of the condom is a particularly foreign process for most people. The failure rate of a female condom is considerably higher than a male condom however this is mainly down to the fact that most people are unaware about how to insert them correctly.
Female Condoms are one of the only types of protection that can be used by a female without visiting a clinic or taking drugs. It is no surprise that this type of condom has risen in popularity so quickly with women that want to practice safe sex but do not wish to rely on their partners to remember to bring a condom.
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