THE FEMALE CONDOM
A female condom (also known as a femidom) is a device that is used during sexual intercourse as a barrier contraceptive and to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs—such as gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV) and unintended pregnancy. Invented by Danish MD Lasse Hessel, it is worn internally by the receptive partner and physically blocks ejaculated semen from entering that person's body. Female condoms can be used by the receptive partner during anal sex.
The female condom is a thin, soft, loose-fitting sheath with a flexible ring at each end. They typically come in various sizes. For most vaginas, a moderately sized condom is adequate; women who have recently given birth should try a large first. The inner ring at the closed end of the sheath is used to insert the condom inside the vagina and to hold it in place during intercourse. The rolled outer ring at the open end of the sheath remains outside the vagina and covers part of the external genitalia.
HOW TO PUT ON A FEMALE CONDOM
The female condom is a sleeve-like device made of polyurethane. It has a small closed end, and a larger open end. Each end contains a flexible ring. Use this simple step-by-step guide to using female condoms to assure that you are using them properly during vaginal and/or rectal intercourse.
G)The female condom is now in place and ready for use with your partner.
H)When you are ready, gently guide your partner’s penis into the condom's opening with your hand to make sure that it enters properly – be sure that the penis is not entering on the side, between the sheath and the vaginal wall.
I)To remove the Female condom, twist the outer ring and gently pull the condom out.
J)Wrap the condom in the package or in tissue, and throw it in the garbage. Do not put it into the toilet.
1.Use care when storing condoms. They should not be kept in places with extreme temperatures either hot or cold. Do not store them in a pocket or billfold.
2.Use a new condom for each act of sexual intercourse. Do not use the same condom for vaginal and rectal sex.
3.Never use a male condom and female condom at the same time.
4.Always use water-based lubricants with condoms. Oil-based lubricants will destroy latex condoms. Lubricants are not needed when condoms are used for oral sex.
5.Never throw a used condom into your toilet, they can easily clog up your pipes and require expensive plumbing repairs