Female Condom

The female condom is a thin soft lubricated polyurethane sheath placed inside the vagina before sexual intercourse to prevent sperms from entering the uterus. It may protect against sexually transmissible diseases.

Directions for use:

  1. Check the package to ensure that it is intact and has not expired. Tear open the package carefully and gently press out the condom. Be careful not to damage it with sharp fingernails.
  2. Position yourself comfortably to put on the condom. Either lie down with legs apart or stand up with one foot stepping on a chair.
  3. Identify the inner ring located at the closed end of the condom. By using the thumb, index finger and middle finger, squeeze the lower half of the inner ring (Diagram 1).
  4. Use the other hand to separate the labia and insert the squeezed inner ring into the vagina as far as possible (Diagram 2).
  5. Put a finger inside the condom to push the inner ring upward until it is fixed above the pubic bone. The outer ring will be left outside the vagina (Diagram 3).
  6. During intercourse, the penis must be inserted through the outer ring.
  7. After intercourse, twist the outer ring 2-3 rounds to close the condom before pulling it out so that seminal fluid is not spilt (Diagram 4).
  8. A new condom must be used for each act of intercourse.

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