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Whenever you hear of the word ‘condom’, the first thing that comes to mind is the social taboo associated with the product. Oh, and also that they are made for men! Unfortunately, for the longest time, the care and comfort of women were conveniently ignored. They had to take irritation and any other issues in their stride because how else could they have safe and protected sex, right?
The good news is there are condoms specifically made for women. Yes, you heard it right. A female condom is a long plastic pouch that is generally made of nitrile which is a latex-free rubber. The condom lines the walls of your vagina, collecting semen and other fluids. It goes inside your body during sex.
You might wonder how to use a female condom, but it is as simple as using a tampon! First of all, remember to use a fresh condom every single time you have sex. Since the condom is extremely thin, make sure you open it carefully so that it doesn’t tear.
Some things you must always keep in mind:
Well, this is a burning question because everyone wants to know if it actually performs the function it is supposed to. So, female condoms work as well as male condoms, provided you insert them correctly. Research suggests they are 95 per cent effective which is great news! This doesn’t mean you are free from the risk of getting STIs, but you’ll be reducing your risk by quite a considerable degree.
There are various benefits of female condoms:
There are, however, some disadvantages you want to keep in mind:
So, ladies, it’s never a bad idea to try out something new. We feel female condoms should definitely be given a chance! What do you think?