By: Kamryn Wellington & Madison Higginbotham
The female condom is a thin, soft, loose-fitting sheath with a flexible ring at each end. it is worn internally by the female partner and provides a physical barrier to prevent exposure to ejaculated semen or other body fluids.
When used correctly, the female condom is 95% effective. When you're somewhat unsure of how to correctly use them however, they're only about 75%-80% effective.
Global Female Condom Day, Woo!
- allow women to share responsibility for preventing infection
- are easy to get — can be purchased in drugstores and some supermarkets
- can be used by people who are allergic to latex
- can be used with oil-based as well as water-based lubricants
- do not have an effect on a woman's natural hormones
- do not require a prescription
- stay in place whether or not a man maintains his erection
- cause irritation of the vagina, vulva, penis, or anus
- slip into the vagina during vaginal intercourse
- reduce feeling during intercourse