The second best thing to happen to human being after sex is condoms. Undoubtedly it is one of the best invention by human beings. It not only helps you in keeping unwanted pregnancies at bay, but also protects you from STI. Male condoms have been in the market for much longer than female condoms, so it is obvious that male condoms are used more, but it is really wonderful to know that there’s another option that lets woman be in control. Woman these needs can protect herself from disease and motherhood without having to rely on the guy to use a condom.
Let us compare both condoms and understand the how one is different from the other.
Female condoms vs male condoms
What are they made from?
Male: Latex, Polyisoprene, polyurethane, or lamb intestines.
Female: Polyurethane, nitrile, latex.
How much do they cost?
Male: Latex condoms would cost you Rs. 165 for a pack of ton.
Non-latex would cost you Rs. 100 for a pack of 6.
Female: Latex condoms would cost you Rs. 180 for a pack for 4.
How efficient is the condom?
Male: Male condoms are 85 percent effective
Female: Female condoms are 75 percent effective
Does the condoms protect you from STIs?
Male: Condoms made out of latex and polyurethane protects you from STIs. Condoms made out of lamb intestines don’t.
Female: All types of female condoms protect you from STIs
What type of lubricants are the condoms compatible with?
Male: You should only use water-based lubes while using latex condoms. You can use both water-based and oil-based lubes when you are using condoms made out of polyurethane and lamb intestine.
Female: You can use both oil and water-based lubricants
How easily is it available?
Male: You can easily find them at all pharmacies and grocery stores
Female: You might not find it in stores. You can buy it online.
When can it be used?
Male: It should be placed on the penis just before intercourse, when the man has an erect penis
Female: It can be inserted up to 8 hours before intercourse.
Things to keep in mind
Male: There are chances that the condom might break or slip off, but by using the right size condom you can solve this problem.
Female: The condom may make noise while sex, but with enough lubrication, you can solve this problem.
How to remove the condom?
Male: Once done having sex, hold the outer rim and pull out your penis from the vagina. Then, remove the condom and throw it away.
Female: After sex, mildly tug on the outer rim and pull the condom out.