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Hate Condoms?
8 Reasons This Product is for You

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by Kate M.

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We’d like to take a minute to sing the praises of the internal condom (also known as the female condom). Often passed over for being unfamiliar and marginally less quick to put on (or in this case in) than a traditional condom, the internal condom is the unsung hero of safer sex.

The internal condom is essentially a pouch that you insert into the vagina or the rectum, with a small, flexible ring on the inside, and a large, flexible ring that sits outside of the vaginal or anal opening, preventing the condom from being pushed inside during intercourse. For comfortable anal sex, we recommend removing the inner ring before you insert the condom.

In no particular order, here are some things that we love about the internal condom:

female condom1. Putting it in can be just as much fun as using it. If you’re using a condom at all, it’s probably because you like a) having something inside you or b) putting something inside your partner. Once you’ve lubed up the outside, inserting the internal condom is a good excuse to touch the wearer in fun ways. Why not incorporate some G-spot or prostate play, since you’re there already?

2. OR you can put it in before you have sex. If you want to get right down to business, you can always slip the internal condom in ahead of time.

3. The giver gets more friction; the receiver gets less. How convenient, since the penis tends to respond to friction, while the extended friction of a condom-clad penis can be rough on the sensitive skin of an ass or vagina.

4. Erectile dysfunction? No problem. The internal condom is effective whether or not the penis is hard. With traditional condoms, if the wearer doesn’t stay fully erect the whole time, the condom can slip off, which defeats the purpose of wearing a condom.

female condom fc25. You can use oil-based lube with it. Love the feel of oil but hate how it shreds your latex condoms? The popular FC2 brand internal condoms are made of nitrile, which is safe to use with any kind of lube you prefer.

6. It’s safe for folks with latex allergies. Again: nitrile.

7. It provides extra protection against some STIs. Because the outer ring partially covers the vulva or butt, internal condoms make transmission of HPV and herpes, both spread through skin-to-skin contact, less likely.

8. It doesn’t rustle like it used to. Okay, so part of the internal condom’s bad rap is that it used to make an annoying crinkling noise the entire time you were using it. Luckily, times have changed, and now you can have all of the fun with none of the sound effects.

2 Comments

  • Betty

    Thank you for this article, Did you know there is a new accessory thong for the Internal female condom? The thong helps hold the outer rim in place, and the condom can be comfortably worn under clothes for hours ahead, with an attached ring vibrator, all discreet but ready for the fabric cover to be taken off and safer sex ready and willing. Sexy prevention play. Buy at Amazon.com, enter search box insite for bangathong. or buy at website, bangathong.net

    ReplyJuly 17, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    • Kate M.

      Very cool! We’ll look into it.

      July 18, 2014 at 1:42 am

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