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10 Shocking Facts About Female Condoms You Did Not Know

You must have heard about condoms for females, although the word about it is not as much popular as the one available for the opposite gender. Owing to this gap in popularity, the general knowledge among people about female condoms is quite less. But now, here we are to address to this issue and let you know of a few interesting facts about female condoms.

10 Shocking Facts About Female Condoms You Did Not Know

10 Shocking Facts About Female Condoms You Did Not Know

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1. The structure

1. The structure

Female condoms have rings on each end and are structured like a tube, with the basic purpose of keeping the sperm trapped within itself.

2. Its effectiveness

2. Its effectiveness

A typical female condom is about 75-82% effective and when used correctly all of the time, the female condom is 95% effective.

3. How long to use

3. How long to use

They can be worn for up to 8 hours, but one needs to be used for only one session.

4. Chance of irritation

4. Chance of irritation

To some women, the use of condom could cause irritation in the genitals. And so, a physician should be consulted before its use.

5. The substance it is made of

5. The substance it is made of

They are made of nitrite, which is a synthetic rubber that is protective against several diseases.

6. No need of a prescription

6. No need of a prescription

A doctor's prescription is not required to start using one.

7. Use of lubricants

7. Use of lubricants

Both oil-based and water-based lubricants can be used.

8. Safe

8. Safe

Female condoms are safe for use and serve their purpose quite well.

9. No affect on hormones

9. No affect on hormones

The use of condoms does not affect the body, or its hormones.

10. Use of both condoms

10. Use of both condoms

It is neither required nor is a good idea to use male and female condoms at the same time as one may cause the other to tear or break.

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