Female Condom Background:
A female condom, like a male condom is a barrier method of birth control. That means that it puts a up a barrier to prevent the male genitals from coming into direct contact with the vagina. The female condom is lined up against the vaginal wall. The point of this is to protect against both sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy. It is not a particularly popular method of birth control, but some women find female condoms to be a good method of protection. Unlike male condoms, female condoms are usually made of polyurethane. Male condoms are usually made of latex. They are also larger than male condoms.
Condoms for Women (Disadvantages):
There are many disadvantages when it comes to using female condoms. They can be very difficult to insert correctly. If a woman does not insert it properly, she might not even be able to tell. It also could take a long time to insert. Many people have said that it is one of the worst methods of protection because it might decrease sexual pleasure. It also can be visible during sexual intercourse, which many people see as a downside.
Ladies Condom (Advantages):
The top advantage to using female condoms is that a woman is able to completely take control of protection from both sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy. Since it can be inserted hours ahead of time, a woman can prepare herself long before sexual intercourse takes place. When used properly, female condoms are one of the only types of protection that protect against sexually transmitted diseases. There are also no known harmful side effects when it comes to using them. One can not say that about other methods of protection, like birth control pills.
How to Use a Female Condom:
Using a female condom can be very difficult and a woman should know exactly how to insert it if she plans on using one. After washing the hand, the package should carefully be opened and the female condom should be removed. A woman should squeeze the ring while inserting it. If either partner feels the female condom break during intercourse, they should stop immediately. No condom should ever be reused. One should also be careful when removing the condom after intercourse. The open end of the condom should be pinched shut before removal.