Some say they look like a plastic bag and others say the problem is they do not know how to use, but the reality is that condoms for women still do not enjoy the popularity they have condoms for men, although the FDA approved the product since 1993.
After the FDA approved a second version of the female condom in 2009, various health campaigns to prevent HIV / AIDS have been distributing samples of the same and offering training on how to use it, according to CNN.
But why women can not use it? There are two reasons: placement, while not complicated, it is ‘strange’, and on the other hand, their cost remains high, a package of three female condoms cost $ 6.49, compared with a package of 10 condoms to men who retails for about $ 5.
Alexandra Katehakis, sex therapist and clinical director of the Center for Healthy Sex of Los Angeles, California, spoke to CNN on the subject of female condom use. “It is very complex. The penis is external, so it takes two seconds to put on a condom. (The female condom) can take minutes and the women have to perform an act of contortion to putting on a condom. It is not practical.”