Awesome female condom infographic by CHANGE
It’s… Super Female-condom Lady! (Kinda makes you want to learn more about the female condom, huh?)
Love it! And when you purchase female condoms at http://thecondomreview.com/products/buy-fc2-female-condom
we always add an extra free, so that sexy ladies can practice prior to going hot and heavy. ;)
That’s so super-cool. We’ve definitely heard that it can take a little getting used to at first…
You seem pretty scared of catching the flu for someone who’s not remotely scared of catching STDs.
Dug up this golden oldie (but goodie) from Someecards in honor of National Condom Week. Let’s hear it for the only method of birth control that also prevents STIs! And speaking of golden, remember that just because you’re using another method of birth control doesn’t mean you should give up condoms. Doubling up=the golden ticket to safer sex.
Method Monday: Condoms!
In honor of STD Awareness Month, we’ve decided this Method Monday to feature the only method of birth control available on the U.S. market that protects against both pregnancy and STDs (a.k.a. STIs). You know it, you love it, you probably think of it every time you hear the phrase “safe sex.” It’s…the condom!
The condom comes in two forms—external (which we refer to as the male condom on Bedsider) and internal (which we call the female condom)—and both protect against STIs. We did a Method Monday post about the female condom recently—check it out if you haven’t already—so this Monday we’re focusing on the male condom. So what is there to know?
- It’s available in flavors, so you can use it more pleasantly for oral sex. That’s good news since some STIs can be transmitted via oral sex.
- Two is not better than one when it comes to condoms.
- We won’t say that using a condom feels exactly the same as not using one, but it’s hardly like wearing a rain coat. (Some folks even say they feel great and/or that they help guys last longer.)
- Condoms may not be one size fits all—but we have it on good authority that the normal ones can fit around a human head. And then there are condoms that are designed for the well-endowed, like Magnums. In other words, if he says he’s too big, he’s not trying hard enough.
- Most condoms are made of latex (and most people are not allergic to it), but if one of you has a latex allergy, there are other options.
- 30% of young adults in the U.S. say they know little or nothing about condoms, and 11% of folks who had a condom fail said it was because they used a sharp object to open the wrapper.
- Which brings us to our last point: condoms work best if you use them right. We’ve got information on how on Bedsider—or, if you have an iPhone, download Condom Pro, a game we made to help you get some practice.
Method Monday: The Female Condom
Happy Method Monday! Today we bring you the oft-misunderstood female condom—which you may or may not realize has been revamped in recent years to be more affordable and less, erm, squeaky. Yep, it squeaked before, now not so much. The revamped version is called the FC2, standing for—you guessed it—female condom 2. So, to review: less squeaking, lower price, new name, same (relatively) easy-to-use protection from unintended pregnancy and STIs. Good news, right?
A few more highlights:
- As we’ve noted in the past, the female condom protects against HIV;
- Female condoms are latex free, so if you or your partner are allergic to latex, they could be a great alternative;
- Mary Ann Leeper, the woman who brought the new and improved FC2 into being, did an interview for SexReally.com that’s alive and well here on our tumblr.
- Some even say that the female condom feels better than the male condom—and that inserting it can be sexy with the right partner.
- The female condom can be inserted hours before it’s needed, meaning you don’t have to find a sexy way to whip it out and put it in in the moment—unless you want to.
What’s not to love about that?