Scenario; Bae comes over without a condom and you already made plans. A well anticipated time stands on the brink of fading. The good news is, there is a way of saving the day. By now, you must have heard of the word ‘femidom’. If not, let’s break it down for ya.

It stands for a female condom, the latex material meant to be worn by girl or a woman to protect against Sexually Transmitted Diseases and unprepared for pregnancies. It has two ring ends, one open and the other closed. The closed end is twisted between the thumb and middle finger, and then inserted into the vagina, while the open end remains outside the vagina.

The female condom has not achieved as much celebrity status as the male condom in Uganda, though they both perfectly play the same role if used as instructed. Like basically if you can’t access the male condom, the presence of the female condom will mean you won’t miss a thing!

That said, we think we need to give you some key facts about the female condom that should be able to shine some light on it. Perhaps, it could just become your new fav contraceptive method.

You can insert the female condom waaayy ahead of time. With it, you have all the time to prepare and avoid any mistakes. For example, how is 8 hours gettin’ jiggy? You guessed right, you can have it on for all that time and it will still serve you, as loyal as ever.

You can use only one condom at a time; It is not necessary to use a female and male condom at the same time. Protection doesn’t need protection.

If you have any reaction to contraception, the use of a female condom should be the least of your worries. Unlike birth control, the female condom does not have an effect on any woman’s natural hormones.

With typical use (which is the laywoman’s kind of use that may have a number of mistakes), the female condom is about 75-82%. However, when used effectively and correctly, the female condom is 95% effective.

Now don’t you go looking at these truths and thinking you can wash and re-use the female condom. Once you are done with that round,you need to dispose it, and should need arise, wear another one. Take it gently out of your vagina, being careful not to spill any semen.

Throw it away in the trash (never flush any kind of condom, because it can clog your toilet). Female condoms can be accessed at no cost from the right places. If you Click here, you will find some of those places near you. Always remember, the safer the sex, the better for you.

2 Comments

  1. Olivia

    Hi thanks for the insight about female condoms.
    Quick question I tried sharing what I learnt from this with some friends but they weren’t convinced. Any advice on how to convince them

    • Sylvester Nnyombi

      Hi Daphne! Thanks for sharing this with your peeps!
      If they don’t feel convinced, then you can ask them to choose any other contraceptive they feel is good for them. You can even direct them to Sauti Senga to cast their doubts to us. We shall dispel them.

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