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How to Use a Female Condom

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Updated December 23, 2009

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Squeeze the Inner Ring
How to Use a Female Condom
Photo © 2009 Dawn Stacey

Now, hold the female condom with the open end hanging down. Squeeze the inner ring (closed end) so that it becomes long and narrow. You can either:

  • Pinch the inner ring by squeezing it between your thumb, index finger and middle finger (#1).


  • -OR-

  • Place your index finger between your thumb and middle finger and then squeeze the inner ring (#2).
Both of these ways work, so choose the method that you find easier. Keep in mind, the female condom is extremely slippery from the lubricant, so take your time. It may take a couple of tries to insert it properly.

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