- Before using the female condom for the first time during sex, you should practice placing the condom in your vagina a couple of times. Inserting the condom becomes easier once you get the hang of it.
- When you are ready to have intercourse, and before you become intimate, check the expiration date on the package to make sure that you can still use it. Then open the package and spread lubricant or spermicide on the outside of the closed end.
- When you are ready to insert the female condom, you will need to find a comfortable position that works for you. Try squatting down, lying down, or placing one foot on a chair while standing.
- Using your thumb and forefinger, squeeze the sides of the inner ring together. The condom may be a bit slippery, so make sure you have a firm grip before attempting to insert it into your vagina.
- Using your forefinger as a guide, insert the inner ring much like you would a tampon, and push it up towards your cervix with your finger.
- Once you have reached the cervix the condom will expand naturally, and you will no longer be able to feel it.
Note: If you can still feel it, you have not placed it far enough inside.
7. Gently remove your finger and make sure that at least one inch of the condom is hanging outside of the vagina. Anything more than that indicates it has not been properly inserted far enough, and you’ll need to check that the inner ring is positioned correctly.
8. When you are ready to have intercourse, have your partner insert his penis in the outer ring and into the condom. You may want to help him, making sure that his penis is actually entering the condom and not just pushing it to one side.
Watch this video to learn how to use a female condom.