Are Female Condoms the Answer?

Are Female Condoms the Answer?

Female condoms have been around for decades but never really caught on. The question is, why?

In addition to never being marketed well, female condoms surprisingly never really fit the modern woman (both literally and figuratively). After all, how are you going to make a woman wear something that fits like a loose sandwich bag? It makes for an uncomfortable encounter for all parties involved.

Luckily, scientists are trying to change that. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation just awarded a $1 million grant for scientists to work on a female condom, in the hopes that not only American women will use it, but women in developing countries will too. The idea is that a better fitting female condom will empower women to take charge of their sex lives and their futures too.

So, how are you feeling about the female condom revolution?

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