5 Facts about Female Condoms | Blog By Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir, Paras Bliss, Panchkula

5 things you really should know about Female Condoms

5 things you really should know about Female Condoms

by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Usually, we relate condoms as a contraceptive method used by men only, however with medical advancements condoms for women have also been introduced. Though the same is yet to catch on, they are also pretty effective in contraception and family planning. If you are planning to use the same you can buy them from your local pharmacy. You can also discuss how to use them with your gynecologist. Remember opting for contraception is nothing to be afraid of.

Important facts about female condoms:

The female condom, or internal condom, is a non-hormonal barrier method of birth control.

  • Female condoms provide dual protection from pregnancy and STIs

Female condoms help you to prevent both pregnancies as well as STIs and allow women maintain their sexual health. It helps many women to boost their self-esteem when they are using female condoms. You can put the female condom 8 hours prior and there is no need to ask your partner to use a male condom. While using a female condom it helps women to proactively protect and maintain their sexual health.

  • Female condoms are not just for vaginal sex

Female condoms are the best option for the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. Many people recommend the removal of the inner ring before the insertion. There are two best options available – water and silicone based tubes, both are safe to use.

  • Insertion does not have to be awkward

Putting on a female condom is very easy. You yourself can put the female condom or you can take help of your partner to help you in inserting the female condom. Or you can put it before 8 hours.

  • Female condoms are fun for foreplay

Putting in a female condom can be a sensual way to set the mood. Rubbing the inner ring around your vulva and clitoris during the insertion process can add some extra arousal—which can be a big turn-on for your partner too. And because female condoms are made of non-latex nitrile (synthetic rubber), they warm up with your body temperature.

  • Female condoms increase pleasure for both partners during sex

During vaginal sex, the female condom’s outer ring rubs against the clitoris while the inner ring stimulates the head of the penis. The female condom is extremely wide and pre-lubricated, which some guys say feels better. If you’re looking for a wet and wild time, you’ll be happy to know that the female condom is safe to use with both water- and silicone-based lubes.

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