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A new-and-improved female condom has been approved by the FDA. Even though a lot of Frisky commenters aren’t keen on using this form of birth control, it’s one small step for womankind, as this new version is thinner, less noisy (yes, that’s right), and less expensive. Don’t look for the FC2 condom in stores yet, though — it should be available in about a year. [Reuters] Keep reading »
We don’t know anyone who uses female condoms, and unlike the ones made for men, you don’t often see commercials advertising their benefits. However, this may soon change. A new, potentially less-expensive version of the female condom will be considered by a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel this week. The panel of health experts will weigh in on whether the FC2 Female Condom adequately prevents pregnancy, HIV, and other STDs. While the new condom is similar to the one on the market right now, it’s made from a new synthetic rubber material called nitrile, as opposed to polyurethane.
Male condoms generally cost consumers between 50 cents and $2 a piece, while female condoms cost between $2.80 and $4 each. If the cheaper female version is approved, will you use it? Tell us in the comments… [Reuters] Keep reading »
- George Clooney’s character in “Burn After Reading” is a sex addict. The sex toys from the movie are now selling out in stores. [NY Post]
- Dylan McKay will not be returning to Beverly Hills. Though he’s been asked to make an appearance on the new “90210,” Luke Perry won’t reprise the role. Move on, Kelly. [E Online]
We probably learned about female condoms in eighth-grade health class, but did you do anything with the knowledge that they exist? We didn’t, mostly because they seem unwieldy. A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health shows that women who were placed in an experimental four-session female condom skills training intervention were much more likely to use female condoms, and they still used male condoms, as well. So, with a few classes, these women were more likely to use two kinds of protection. But we don’t know anyone who has ever used a female condom, have you ever tried? Keep reading »