How Female Condoms Work

The female condom is a polyurethane (plastic) pouch that fits inside a woman’s vagina. It has a soft ring on each end. The outer ring stays on the outside of the vagina and partly covers the labia (lips). The inner ring fits on the inside of the vagina, somewhat like a diaphragm, to hold the condom in place.

Insert the condom any time before the penis touches the vagina. Add lubricant to the inside of the condom. Squeeze the inner ring of the condom. Put the inner ring and pouch inside the vagina.
With your finger, push the inner ring as far into the vagina as it will go. The outer ring stays outside the vagina. Guide the penis into the condom. Remove the condom before standing up. Pull out gently.