The female condom: what is it and how do you use it?

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The female condom, you have long heard about it, but maybe never had any friends who have dared to use it. However, this method of contraception, as well as protecting you from an unwanted pregnancy or an STI, allows you to fully enjoy your intimate sessions with your partner, possibly even more intensely. Let’s find out more about this female condom.

What are the properties of the female condom?

The female condom looks like its male counterpart, but is rounder, larger, and most importantly, finer. However, it doesn’t compromise on solidity, and it is twice as strong as a male condom. Also called the femidom, the female condom protects against sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies. It can be used while you are breastfeeding, and it doesn’t interfere with your hormones. It is latex free, meaning there is no risk for people with a latex allergy.

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A means of contraception that is guaranteed hormone free

Contrary to the contraceptive pill, the IUD and other means of contraception that involve ingestion or diffusion of hormones, there is no need to add foreign substances to your body if you use the female condom. Thus no problems with your sex drive being affected etc., and no risk of occasionally forgetting to take your pill.

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More intense pleasure than with a classic condom

Given that it is finer, the female condom adapts perfectly to the shape of a woman’s vagina, leading to higher sensitivity during penetration. What’s more, it can be put on several hours before sex, contrary to the male condom.


How do you put it on?

When you start out using it, it is a little like the menstrual cup, and there is a bit of a knack to it. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to slip it in without even thinking about it! It is necessary to use it several times in order to feel at ease with it. Here is the tutorial: