Male Condom and Female: What Are the Differences

Condoms form a barrier that prevents the sperm to enter the uterus. Only this method protects against sexually transmitted infections.

There are several contraceptive methods available on the market, which one is the condom.

The male condom is the birth control method known in the whole world and also the most used. There are references to its use since 400 years ago.

Already the female condom is still a little unknown and even more rarely used, apart from being more difficult to access.

These devices form a barrier that prevents the sperm to enter the cervix of the uterus, preventing a possible pregnancy.

It is the only contraceptive method that protects against sexually transmitted infections.

MALE CONDOM

Is a birth control method specific for use on the male, commonly known as the shirt of venus.
It consists of a tube made of latex or polyurethane, lubricated, that should be placed on the penis prior to sexual intercourse. These components should not be used simultaneously with the lubricating oil, therefore alter their effectiveness. In case of need should opt for a water-based lubricant.

MODE OF USE:

The condom only has effectiveness if it is placed correctly on the penis in erection before sexual intercourse.

The simultaneous use of a spermicide with condoms increases their effectiveness. Has the function to kill the sperm. There are already on the market condoms with the addition of this component.

This birth control method is disposable and should be used once and thrown away.

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The use of a condom can be done in 5 steps:

  1. Open the packaging of one of the sides so careful not to tear the device (not using the teeth);
  2. Before you put, it should be checked if you are facing the right side (the rim is curled must be turned off);
  3. The place should be fastened to the reservoir at the tip, and unrolled down to the base of the penis;
  4. Must be removed while the penis is still erect (to avoid getting trapped in the vaginal canal, and leaving the sperm to the genital area of the woman);
  5. Hold the base of the condom and make a knot at the opening to prevent leakage of sperm.

Use a condom ripped does not have any effectiveness. If this occurs it should be discarded and replaced by another.

ADVANTAGES:

  • You do not need medical counseling to its use;
  • It is the only one that prevents sexually transmitted infections;
  • Does not present side effects.

DISADVANTAGES:

  • Can cause allergy to latex (there are of polyurethane for people allergic).

THE FEMALE CONDOM

This device has the form of a cylinder about 15cm in length and is open at one end. Manufactured in nitrile (like latex) and can be used with lubricants, oily.

This device should not be used in conjunction with the male condom, since it may tear because of the friction caused by the movement of the two.

Is a trade sale and is typically more expensive than the male condom.

MODE OF USE:

The female condom can be placed in the vagina up to 8 hours before intercourse.

It is more resistant than the male condom, and be easier to use and can be used in case of erectile dysfunction.

The closed side corresponds to the portion that sits inside the vagina to prevent the entry of sperm in the cervix.

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Can be used in 6 simple steps:

  • Hold it with the opening down;
  • Between the index finger and thumb push in the middle of the closed end, forming a 8;
  • Adopt a comfortable position (squatting, with one leg supported…);
  • Enter the device in the vagina leaving about 3 cm of outside;
  • To remove, rotate the outer ring to prevent the sperm to exit and pull;
  • Make a knot at the opening.

After ejaculation, the sperm is held inside the condom, preventing its contact with the cervix, and thereby preventing pregnancy.

ADVANTAGES:

  • You do not need medical counseling to its use;
  • Prevents sexually transmitted infections;
  • Does not present side effects.

DISADVANTAGES:

  • Technique of insertion more difficult;
  • More expensive than the male condom;
  • The inner hoop may cause discomfort during sexual intercourse;
  • Can not be used in cases of changes to the vagina

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