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How do women condoms work?

How do women condoms work?

They are barriers!: They do not work well, either for disease prevention, enjoyment of sex, etc. What are you thinking of using these for: oral sex? Vaginal sex. Again, disease transmission remains high!

Condoms (Definition)

These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more


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Do condoms really work?

Yes: Wear it the right way, make sure it's a good quality condom.

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How well do condoms work?

How well do condoms work?

Great not Perfect: Used absolutely perfectly, only 2% of women a year will still get pregnant when their partners use condoms. But 18% of women get pregnant in general with condoms since condoms are often used carelessly. Use spermicide with condoms. For latex condoms, water-based lubricants, such as k-y jelly or astroglide are safe but oil based lubricants like petroleum jelly, damage the condom and make it leak.

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Will a loose condom still work?

Will a loose condom still work?

No: It may slip off or have leakage.

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What exactly is a female condom?

What exactly is a female condom?

Female condom: It is a loose-fitting condom that is placed into vagina prior to intercourse/sex to prevent pregnancy and std's. There are two rings on either end so that the condom will stay in place. They can be tricky to use, so not my favorite contraception to recommend to a patient. Use only one kind of condom, don't use both male and female condoms at the same time--this can cause friction/tearing.

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What brand of condoms work best?

What brand of condoms work best?

The one you will use: Sure there a variety of condom -- different shapes, sizes, colors, ribbed, lubricated etc. You pay for what you get but even the more economical brands are effective at preventing unplanned pregnancy and for protection against fluid transmitted stds like hiv. The best condom in the world is the one you will use.

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How can I use the female condom?

How can I use the female condom?

Watch this Video: Here is a detailed video on how to use the female condom: http://bit. Ly/oynode.

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Who should use the female condom?

Who should use the female condom?

Anyone: It is a loose-fitting condom that is placed into vagina prior to intercourse/sex to prevent pregnancy and std's. There are two rings on either end so that the condom will stay in place. They can be tricky to use, so not my favorite contraception to recommend to a patient. Use only one kind of condom, don't use both male and female condoms at the same time--this can cause friction/tearing.

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What brand of condoms works best?

No real best: Using a condom responsibly and using it correctly is more important than the brand that is used. The bells and whistles associated with condoms do not really much besides marketing.

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When should you remove the female condom?

When should you remove the female condom?

After sex: Female condoms can be tricky to use properly, but removing them right after intercourse is best.

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Where in the us can you buy female condom?

Where in the us can you buy female condom?

Female Condoms: Are the only woman-controlled, non-hormonal barrier contraceptive that not only prevents pregnancy but also STDs. Failure rate of 5% w/ perfect use, up to 20% w/ typical use. Newer versions easier to use; men like them b/c they allow more freedom and friction. Careful when removing to avoid spill. Make sure the penis doesn't miss the condom. Can be found at your local reproductive health clinic.

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How long can a condom stay in a female body?

How long can a condom stay in a female body?

Condoms: One does not leave a condom in their body. I do not understand your confusion. Never would you or should you leave a condom in your body.

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What are the advantages of the female condom?

What are the advantages of the female condom?

Control: With the female condom you have control over the transmission of std's even if your partner does not want to use a condom.

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Would a latex glove work the same as a condom?

Would a latex glove work the same as a condom?

Only in theory: While it might work, spend a couple of bucks and get the real thing!

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What are the disadvantages of the female condom?

What are the disadvantages of the female condom?

Proper use: It is a loose-fitting condom that is placed into vagina prior to intercourse/sex to prevent pregnancy and std's. There are two rings on either end so that the condom will stay in place. They can be tricky to use, so not my favorite contraception to recommend to a patient. Use only one kind of condom, don't use both male and female con.

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I know you can use condoms but do natural ones work?

Natural condoms: Natural condoms (lambskin, others) are effective for pregnancy protection, but can still allow smaller viruses and bacteria through, so should not be used to protect against stds, including hiv. There are other synthetic rubber non-latex condoms (durex bare, lifestyle skyn, others) available if you want/need to avoid latex.

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Could I use the female condom together with a male condom?

Could I use the female condom together with a male condom?

Yes. You may.: Barrier protection is a way to not only prevent pregnacy, buy also helps prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Make sure you understand proper use for condoms, and do not reuse them.

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How much of a chance is there that a condom doesn't work if it doesn't break?

No chance: A condom, used properly, is as close to 100% effective as any method. As long as its put on right and stays on through intercourse there is no chance for soren to get through or leak out.