The Female Condom / Internal Condom

Female condoms or Internal Condoms are made from thin and soft latex or synthetic latex and are worn inside the vagina. They are also known as Internal Condoms. They work by preventing sperm meeting an egg and thus preventing a pregnancy.

A female condom can be put into the vagina before sex, but you must make sure the penis does not come into contact with the vagina before the condom has been fitted.
Semen / Sperm can still come out of the penis even before a man has had an orgasm (fully ejaculated).
When used correctly, condoms are the only method of contraception that protects against both pregnancy and STIs.


  • Condoms are the best way to help protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections. STI's
  • It's a form of contraception you only need to use when you have sex.
  • There are no serious side effects.


  • Although very strong, they may split or tear if not used properly.
  • Not as widely available as male condoms and can be more expensive. But can normally found at your local Pharmacy / Apotheke.
  • Some couples find that putting in a condom can interrupt sex, or ruin the mood.

(Perfect use means using the method correctly each time. Typical is when you do not always use it correctly)

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