Internal condoms are sexy

The female condom, or femidom, was invented by the Danish medical doctor, Lasse Hassel. It was first used in the 1980's and early renditions were cumbersome and mistrusted. By 1991 it was launched worldwide and in 2000, the United Nation's World Health Organization sponsored the femidom. In 1993, Wisconsin Pharmacal introduced the FC1 in the United States market. 

More and more in recent years, female condoms have been lauded as an empowering safe sex device because it enables the receiving partner (whether it be vaginal or anal sex) to uphold their sexual health and agency. Even despite any excuses someone with a penis might try to cook up to avoid wearing a male or external condom. A female or internal condom is a sac inserted into one's vagina before sexual intercourse. The FC1 was made with polyurethane. In 2009, the FDA approved a new female condom version, the FC2, which was made out of the more cost effective nitrile material.  

The female condom has the advantages that it is controlled by the woman and can be inserted several hours before intercourse.
— World Health Organization

As far as I'm concerned, FC2's are amazing! They have a natural feel, while still providing protection. When it's inserted and I'm engaged in hot, steamy action with my partner, I can more acutely focus on the sensation of each thrust, as opposed to the feeling of a condom on a cock or dildo. Regular condoms are still great. But there are some things I like more about using FC2's.

Program officer G. Shilpa poses with a female condom at an awareness camp for sex workers in Hyderabad (March 2010)

Program officer G. Shilpa poses with a female condom at an awareness camp for sex workers in Hyderabad (March 2010)