What Is the Female Condom?
You may already know about how a male condom works; this is a thin sheaf of latex or sheepskin that rolls over a man’s penis to provide a barrier between it and his sex partner. A male condom has a tip or reservoir at the end to catch his ejaculate and provide added protection.
The female condom is somewhat similar but works in a type of reserve order. This condom is a long and thin sheaf that fits inside a woman’s vagina or anus, into which a man would put his penis. There are small flexible rings at each end of the female condom in order to keep it in place.
Using a female condom is very similar to using a male condom; you need to have it inserted before sexual intercourse so that it may catch the pre-ejaculate and ejaculate, for the most protection against pregnancy and infections. It should also be used during anal sex, to protect against infections including HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.
A female condom is very easy to use although a woman may want to practice inserting it before she prepares for sexual intercourse, so that she knows it is fitted properly and will stay in place. They are very affordable and most are available without a prescription at your local pharmacy, or even some supermarkets. If you cannot find them at a store near your home, you can also buy them online.
Using a female condom means additional birth control protection and many women prefer to have a supply on hand in case a man forgets his condoms, and to give her added protection against infections.