A female condom is a thin plastic sheath that can be inserted deep into the vagina before intercourse to block sperm from meeting the egg. Make sure to follow the directions on the package to insert the female condom and also to remove the female condom.
How effective are female condoms?
The female condom is 79%-95% effective. The female condom is good protection against sexually transmitted diseases, inlcuding HIV. Use it or the latex condom with ALL other methods for protection against infection of sexually transmitted diseases!
Easy to buy in drugstores, supermarkets, etc
Do not need medical prescription
Insertion may be part of foreplay
An erection is not necessary to keep the female condom in place
Female condoms can be used by people who are allergic to latex or spermicide
Female condoms can be noisy and can irritate the vagina or penis
The outer ring of the female condom can slip into the vagina during intercourse
It can be difficult to insert the female condom
It's more expensive than the male condom
In some countries it's not available