Internal Condom: Costs, How To Use
The Right Time health centers stock all methods of contraception and offer free or low-cost contraception to those who need it. If you have insurance, and you get the internal condom prescribed, most of the time you can get it for free.
Internal condoms are available for purchase on the FC2 website for $1.99-$2.41 a piece (sold in 12-packs or 24-packs).
How To Use
Internal condoms are really pretty easy to use, but it takes a bit of practice and getting used to. And remember, if you’re relying on internal condoms, you have to use one EVERY SINGLE TIME.
How to insert an Internal Condom
- Put some spermicide or lubricant on the outside of the closed end.
- Get comfy, like you’re going to put in a tampon.
- Squeeze the sides of the closed-end ring together and insert it like a tampon.
- Push the ring as far into your vagina as it’ll go, all the way to your cervix.
- Pull out your finger and let the outer ring hang about an inch outside your vagina. (Yes, it’ll look a little funny.)
- If you want to use an internal condom for anal sex, follow the same process. But with your anus, of course.
Don’t worry if it moves side to side while you’re doing it. That’s normal. If your man slips out of the condom and into your vagina, gently remove it and reinsert. But if he ejaculates outside of the internal condom and into your vagina by accident, you may want to consider Emergency Contraception.
How to remove an Internal Condom
- Squeeze the outer ring and twist it closed like a baggie, so semen doesn’t spill out.
- Pull the condom out gently.
- Throw it away in a trash can (preferably one that is out of the reach of children and pets). Don’t flush it down the toilet! That’s just bad for your plumbing.
One final thing. You might think using a condom along with an internal condom doubles your protection. Not true. It’d just make both more likely to rip. So don’t do it.