Anonymous asked in HealthWomen's Health · 9 years ago

What is the female condom?

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  • 9 years ago
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    A female condom (also known as a femidom) is a device that is used during sexual intercourse as a barrier contraceptive and to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs—such as gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV) and unintended pregnancy. Invented by Danish MD Lasse Hessel, it is worn internally by the receptive partner and physically blocks ejaculated semen from entering that person's body. Female condoms can be used by the receptive partner during anal sex.

    The female condom is a thin, soft, loose-fitting sheath with a flexible ring at each end. They typically come in various sizes. Size should be carefully selected as not to cause any user discomfort, as well as to prevent errant sperm from bypassing the condom. For most vaginas, a moderately sized condom is adequate; women having recently experienced child birth should try a large first. The inner ring 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 at the open end of the sheath remains outside the vagina and covers part of the external genitalia.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    They put it ova their vagina and it catches the semen

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