They seem to dry my vagina out, which is pretty annoying. I also hate the smell. So chemical — it reminds me of hospitals.
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Jump to navigation. Female condoms are an alternative to male condoms. Instead of going on the penis, they go inside the vagina to prevent sexually transmitted infections STIs including HIV and pregnancy.
Condoms are thin pouches that keep sperm from getting into the vagina. There are male condoms and female condoms:. Condoms work by keeping semen the fluid that contains sperm from entering the vagina.
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Once derided as being like a plastic bag with the erotic appeal of a jellyfish, the female condom is being reinvented as the next big thing in safe sex. Emily Anthes investigates. When she arrived at the old farmhouse owned by Danish doctor and inventor Lasse Hessel, he opened the door with a cigar in his mouth.
The female condom is a lubricated sheath worn by the female inside of her vagina during sex. There are two types: the original FC1 is made of polyurethane, a type of plastic, but was replaced by the FC2, which is made of nitrile, a type of synthetic rubber that is latex-free. The female condom acts as a barrier to sperm and many sexually transmitted infections by completely lining the vagina.
Male condoms are one of the most popular methods of birth control. Some health clinics frequently distribute them for free. Some bars and other venues also do this. You can even find them in some vending machines.
I thought, 'This is going to be the answer to a whole lot of things'. Dr Melissa Kang, who you might know better as Dolly Doctor, the woman who for 20 years answered sex ed questions from young Australians in a teen magazine, says the female condom was a potential game changer as it gave women the opportunity to protect themselves from both sexually transmitted infections STIs and pregnancy. But despite her enthusiasm for the female condom, Dr Kang says she can't remember the last time she was asked about it.