Where to get more information, support or advice What is the female condom? The female condom is a soft pouch made of latex or polyurethane, that has two flexible rings at each end. It is inserted into the vagina or anus before having sex. What stops the female condom from working? Female condoms might not work if they are:
Female condoms can also be used to protect you and your partner during anal sex. Some men and women find the inner and outer rings of the female condom can make sex more pleasurable. Using a female condom and a male condom at the same time can cause them to break — one is enough! Female condoms are an alternative to male condoms.
They typically come in various sizes. For most vaginas, a moderately sized condom is adequate; women who have recently given birth should try a large size first. The inner ring or foam disc at the closed end of the sheath is used to insert the condom inside the vagina and to hold it in place during intercourse. The rolled outer ring or poly frame at the open end of the sheath remains outside the vagina and covers part of the external genitalia.
Female condoms vs. The history of the condom. J R Soc Med. Potts M, Short R. Ever since Adam and Eve: