The female condom is useful for women whose partner who doesn't like wearing a male condom (many wimpy men complain about discomfort). The female condom basically works the same way as a male condom, except that it's larger and fits into a woman's vagina and over the vulva, capturing the semen. The female condom also interferes with sexual sensation less than the male condom.

However, the female condom is not as effective as the male condom (against either STIs or pregnancy), and they cost more (about $2.50 each). So it's up to you to decide whether the woes of Mr. "I-Just-Can't-Feel-It" are worth the extra dough and worry.

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