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Comment Of The Day: Nothing's Sexier Than A Plastic Bag Rustling In Your Vagina [Reader Roundup]

Today, we asked to hear about your experiences with the female condom, which experts say is making a comeback. IndieChic shared her insights in one of the greatest product reviews of all time: I am allergic to latex, and so have tried the female condom (or femidom as we call them in the UK) as an alternative as they are non-latex and non-latex male condoms did not used to be availble for free on the NHS. (Until I made a huge complaint and threatened to sue for discrimination. Now you can get non-latex male condoms for free on the NHS just like any
other contraceptive.) The female condom combines all the fun sexy spontaneity of the diaphragm (you have to pinch and fold the "upper" ring and then insert it into your vagina, to cover the cervix, like a diaphragm) with the added excitement of feeling like you're having sex using a carrier bag as a prophylactic. They russle! Like a plastic shopping bag! During sex. Every movement is accompanied by crinkly plasticky sounds. You know how in the theatre they sometimes remind you to unwrap any sweets before the performance. That's becasue the sound of rustling plastic is very distracting! If it's distracting enough during a play, in theatre, can you IMAGINE how distracting it is in your vagina, during sex??
And you can feel it. Really, really feel it. You can feel the crinkles and creases of the plastic, you can feel it stick and move poorly when you do have sex and you can feel the rings.

Read the article: Jezebel, March 3, 2011

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