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Oh Joy Sex Toy: The Internal Condom

Each week, artist Erika Moen explores some aspect of sex and reports back on the result for Oh Joy Sex Toy. This week: The internal condom! 

a comic about the internal condom

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I found the external ring to offer truly delightful external stimulation too! I'm a girl, with a sensitive clit.

Thank you so much for

Thank you so much for this!!!! I don't like birth control pills, and regular condoms suck for my dude. He much prefers these and so do I. Yes they're annoying to put in, but not as annoying as birth control side effects, unwanted babies or STD's. I wish more people knew about these.

What about the female O

Seems like external clitoral stimulation, necessary for about 70% of female orgasms, is a lot more difficult with that giant blanket covering the labia, clitoris, etc. Might feel better for the guys, but let's face it; a man that can't make you O, will not be with you very long. It seems like a lot to sacrifice just so it feels "better" for him

that's assuming you dont use

that's assuming you dont use a vibrator on your clit during intercourse. i use the lelo lily because it's the perfect shape :)

same feeling in an external condom

There is a "model" put out by Trojan that has that same loose feeling but in an external condom. They are essentially the same thing, except the open end is narrower and designed to go over the penis.
They the best condoms I've ever tried (male).

They are called "Trojan, Naked Sensations, Ultra Ribbed".

The only thing I'm not liking is that the lube is the most hydrophobic I've seen and kind of sticks to you a bit.

anal sex

I have heard of these having increased advantage/pleasure using these with anal sex.. which inceases protection so significantly that I would like to know more.. plus it looks at being more inclusive, educationally.

We teach people at my

We teach people at my university that they're great for anal as long as you remove the inner ring! When there's no cervix for it to sit around like there is in vaginal sex, the ring gets in the way. Have fun!


It showed up in Sweden a couple years ago and quickly got the name femidom :) Never tried one but I like the name :P

Any thoughts on using two

Any thoughts on using two internal condoms, one vaginally and one anally in order to go back and forth more hygienically. I've had similar thoughts about using two for an FFM threesome to facilitate going back and forth between the two females.

Oh, what an awesome thought!

Oh, what an awesome thought! Genius.

I tried femidoms when going

I tried femidoms when going from the pill to FAM, as my boyfriend at the time couldn't use condoms and I have serious problems with spermicide so other barrier methods were a no-go for us. For me it wasn't great that time, simply because I laughed so hard at what felt like inserting a trash bag up my vagina that I fell off the bed and seriously injured my leg...but hey, at least it worked in not getting me pregnant, right? Now I'd take a femidom over condoms any day.

Some other theory they're more reliable than condoms for protecting against unwanted pregnancy as there's less risk of tearing and no having to pull out straight after ejaculation, they cover more of the genitals so give extra STI/STD protection compared to condoms, and they definitely feel better...not as restrictive for him and he doesn't have to pull out straight away, and it's not like you're fucking a dildo for you, and for you both they conduct heat better.

I've used this once, and

I've used this once, and didn't like it. I was the one wearing it, and maybe we were doing it wrong, but we could hear the sound of a plastic bag the whole time. I'm not a fan, but it seems popular by everyone else on this blog. Maybe I have to give it another go?

it may have been the original

it may have been the original FC, that was much crinklier and really annoying, and also stuck to the penis some even with lots of lube.

FC2 is great original FC... not so much

I got some of these from the student health center at my college, because we were having lots of issues with traditional condoms. I'm not sure if I would have paid for them, as they are quite expensive. I didn't notice at the time, but in the handful I grabbed were a few of the original FCs. Luckily we used the FC2 first, because the original FC sucked and might be why many people have a negative opinion of internal condoms. Even with tons of lube the FC1 sorta clung to my penis so that on the out thrust it almost pulled out. No bueno. If we had used that first we may have given up on the whole thing. That said, the FC2 was a life saver for me in that relationship. Using regular condoms is just so much worse than unprotected, I'm always amazed at those surveys that say most men don't think there is a difference.