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Monaco
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My and my girlfriend didn't use a condom when we first had sex as we were both virgins and knew neither had disease...

Since then, I've had many sexual partners and practice safe sex, but it doesn't feel that good. It's really hard to keep an erection with a condom cutting off your circulation.

Why don't women give us a break and use a condom every once in a while?

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LilBlueSmurf
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Female condoms are about 5 or 6 times more expensive than a male condom. That could have something to do w/ it.

Female condoms are also less known, and some women find them intimidating.

This is something you'll need to speak to your partner about. I've used them, and while they ARE expensive, they're fun for a change. My partner loved them.

(You may also want to experiment w/ the types and sizes of male condoms you're using. While they're different feeling at first, you do get used to them.)

[ 07-04-2007, 10:59 AM: Message edited by: LilBlueSmurf ]

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Heather
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In other words, you certainly could buy female condoms instead of male if you wanted and keep them on hand to use for partnered sex if you have a preference for female condoms.

Easy as pie.

(Too, really? Male condoms actually inhibit sexual sensation and response less than most methods of female contraception, so given how many women use things like the pill, I think it's pretty misplaced to make condom comfort about women not giving men a break, rather than just addressing the fact that nearly all methods of contraception and safer sex create some barrier when it comes to changing sensation for one or both partners.)

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Yasmin
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Also, the female condom is 79% effective against pregnancy with typical use, whereas the male condom is 86% effective with typical use, which means, if you are trying to prevent pregnancy in the most effective way while using condoms, it would be a better idea to use male condoms, which are usually more readily available anyway.

(According to http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/femalebarrier1.html and http://www.engenderhealth.org/wh/fp/ccon2.html)

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jenny2468
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have u ever seen a female condom. nothing could turn you off quicker, you wont want to have sex.
now thats what i call safe sex.

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cool87
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Hey Jenny...just a reminder that we all got different preferences when it comes to safer sex so while the female condom might not be the best thing there is for you, this doesn't mean that it won't also for another person. Not all people are turn off by the female condom or else no one would be using it ! :)

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