The Female Condom

The female condom or femidom is a thin sheath which is placed inside the vagina prior to any sexual contact, in order to prevent sperm emitted from a male penis from entering the body. Unlike the latex male condom, a femidom is made out of thin polyurethane. Femidoms also contain no spermicides and are slightly bigger and wider than the male equivalent. The sheath is placed within the vagina in a way that also covers the cervix and the surrounding area. If the femidom is applied once sexual activity has begun, there is an increased risk of pregnancy through the initial contact that has been made with a pre ejaculate present on the penis. Therefore, application should be completed prior to any form of sexual activity and users are advised to take care in ensuring that the penis is not inserted outside of the femidom, where it would make contact with the vaginal wall.

The female condom or femidom is a thin sheath which is placed inside the vagina prior to any sexual contact, in order to prevent sperm emitted from a male penis from entering the body. Unlike the latex male condom, a femidom is made out of thin polyurethane. Femidoms also contain no spermicides and are slightly bigger and wider than the male equivalent. The sheath is placed within the vagina in a way that also covers the cervix and the surrounding area. If the femidom is applied once sexual activity has begun, there is an increased risk of pregnancy through the initial contact that has been made with a pre ejaculate present on the penis. Therefore, application should be completed prior to any form of sexual activity and users are advised to take care in ensuring that the penis is not inserted outside of the femidom, where it would make contact with the vaginal wall.