Difference between male and female condoms
Male condoms are made of latex, polyurethane and polyisoprene. It comes in many flavors and sizes. On the other hand, female condoms are made of polyurethane or nitrile, which protect the vagina of women.
How female condoms work
The female condom is like a bag with one end at the other. One end of this bag is closed and the other end is open. Both are equipped with two thick rings, which women can use to insert and remove easily. Comes in limited designs and flavors.
The female condom covers a woman’s private part. At the same time, male condoms are made of latex, which also increases the risk of allergies. But this is not the case with the female condom, so experts believe that the female condom is more beneficial in keeping the vagina safe.
Things to consider when using a female condom
- Whenever you have sex, use a female (internal) condom from start to finish.
- Be sure to read the instructions on how to insert the condom and check the expiration date.
- Make sure there are no holes or cuts.
- Use vaginal lubricants to prevent the condom from slipping and breaking.
- Store condoms in a cool, dry place.
Remember this while using a female condom
- Do not use a male (external) condom with a female condom as this may cause it to break.
- Do not reuse the female condom.
- Do not throw condoms away as they can clog the toilet.
Here’s how to use a female condom
1. Carefully open the condom and remove the condom from the package to prevent it from breaking.
2. Hold the female condom with the thick inner ring in one hand.
3. The thick, closed ring is used to insert the vagina and keep the condom in place. The thin outer ring remains outside the body, covering the vagina.
4. Now get ready to insert the female condom into the vagina with the help of your fingers. For this, sit in a comfortable position. While holding the closed end of the condom, insert it into the vagina by pressing the sides of the inner ring with your thumb and forefinger. It’s similar to inserting a tampon.
5. Push the ring up until it rests against the cervix. The condom expands naturally and you can’t feel it.
6. Make sure the condom is not bent. The thin outer ring must remain outside the vagina.
Here’s how to remove a female condom
1. To remove the female condom, gently twist the outer ring and remove the condom from the vagina.
2. Wrap the used female condom in paper and throw it in the trash.
3. Do not reuse condoms after one use.