femidom : female condom

The Female Condom called Femidom

The Female Condom (also called Femidom ) is the only product approved by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) under a woman's control which provides dual protection against unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases ("STDs"), including HIV/AIDS.

Femidom is a strong, soft, transparent sheath that is 17 centimetres long (about 6.5 inches - the same as a male condom) with a flexible ring at each end. unwrapped Femidom

The Femidom is inserted into the vagina prior to sexual intercourse and provides protection against both pregnancy and STDs, including HIV/AIDS. The inner right at the closed end of the condom aids in insertion and secures the device in place during intercourse, while the softer ring remains outside the vagina.
For Details see picture book (ppt) how to use a femidom.

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femidom : What problems it solves

Female condoms (Femidom) and the male condom are barrier methods that provide dual protection against pregnancy and STIs, including HIV/AIDS, and differ in the following ways:
Male Condom Female Condom (femidom)
Rolled on the man’s penis Inserted into the woman’s vagina
Fits on the penis Made of nitrile or polyurethane
• Can include spermicide
• Can be water-based only; cannot be oil-based
• Located on the outside of condom
• Can include spermicide
• Can be water-based or oil-based
• Located on the inside and outside of condom
Requires erect penis Does not require erect penis
Condom must be put on an erect penis Can be inserted prior to sexual intercourse, not dependent on erect penis
Must be removed immediately after ejaculation Does not need to be removed immediately after ejaculation
Covers most of the penis and protects the woman’s internal genitalia. Covers both the woman’s internal and external genitalia and the base of the penis, which provides broader protection.
Latex condoms can decay if not stored properly Is not susceptible to deterioration from temperature or humidity.
Recommended as one time use product. Recommended as one time use product. Re-use research has been done on the original FC female condom, and WHO issued an Information Update in July 2002 (available at www.who.int/reproductivehealth/rtis/reuse.en.html

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femidom : Who invented it?

The Femidom was invented by Lasse Hessel (MD and author from Denmark) and it is perhaps his best known invention.
(For more details see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lasse_Hessel )

femidom : How long has it been around?

The female condom was launched worldwide in 1991, and today sponsored by World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN).
In 2000, the success of the Femidom was recognized with the Queen's Awards for Enterprise.

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femidom : What will it do for me?

A Femidom provides protection against both pregnancy and STIs, including HIV/AIDS.

In other words:
The advantages of femidoms are that they can be used at any time during sex (does not require erection) and can protect against pregnancies and sexually transmitted deseases.
Or how we read:
"The female condom does not constrict the penis." "Better sensation."
"Not being latex."
"Leaves a woman entirely in control."
"Protects against pelvic inflammatory disease."
"Femidom gives increased freedom."
"The woman is in charge. She puts it inside her vagina before sex, possibly some time before."
"If you use a Femidom he does not have to pull out immediately after cumming as he should with the conventional condom."
"A woman does not need her partner's permission to use it."
"When used correctly and consistently, condoms are a reliable method of birthcontrol."
"It is comfortable and soft."
"Condom to big or to small? Big Penis? Small penis? His size is not relevant for fitting the protection, when femidom is in vagina!"

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femidom video

To get an idea how a femidom works here a video ( flash ) demonstrating usage of femidom:

(for Mac-Users: femidom video in mov-format )
( video originally by italian AIDS prevetion group LILA ; source: http://www.lila.it/8marzo_video_alert.htm )

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femidom : precautions necessary for correctly using

It is important that the penis is guided into the centre of an Femidom,
diagram showing correct femdiom usage
taking care not to insert between the vaginal wall and the outer side of the condom - you are not protected if that happens.
diagram showing incorrect femdiom usage
If the penis does enter incorrectly, the man should withdraw his penis and the couple should start over.

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femidom : where to buy

You can try to find a local dealer
or buy online for your convenience and discretion at:
It is the english language shop for worldwide delivery of barriermethods by german Merkur Pharmacy (Merkur Apotheke Nuremberg).

German speaking customers please visit: femidome.eu by the same pharmacy.

femidom .in links

Female condom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Looking for Links to other information related to contraception?
Here we go:

Hormone-free contraception, FDA approved, available over the counter in Europe:
lea contraceptivum (neither diaphragm,nor cervical cap. It is a special shape and design that s why "one size fits all").
Or: Information on femprotec , for a jelly to be used with a barriermethod for contraception.
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