Female condoms: whether you love ‘em, hate ‘em, or have never tried ‘em, we can all agree the world is a better place because of ‘em. Female condoms (also known as internal condoms) work pretty much the same way as regular ol’ condoms, but rather than going over the penis, they go inside of the vagina (or anus) to help prevent pregnancy and the spread of STDs.
So we were bummed to see Jezebel bash the humble female condom. Sure, plenty of folks have plenty of reasons for not using or liking female condoms. But some people really like female condoms — after all, they can stay in place regardless of whether the penis is erect, and the external ring can stimulate the clitoris. And like “regular” condoms, they can reduce the risk of STDs.
Female condoms aren’t for everyone — but that doesn’t mean they’re for no one. And they’re still plenty important and useful for lots and lots of people, including sex workers and individuals whose partners refuse to wear regular condoms. When it comes to birth control, we say the more options the better. Learn more about female condoms on our website.
- Alex at Planned Parenthood