The new age Indian woman is neither shy of experimenting nor taking control in the bedroom. Taking their safety into their own hands, many working women in India are now opting for female condoms — the only female contraceptive that not only protects them from unwanted pregnancy, but also from HIV.
Steeply priced at Rs 125-150 each, the product has seen a steady increase in the number of takers since its launch two years ago.
I had read about the female condom somewhere and I used it twice. It was painful the first time, but got better the next time. But the price is bit too high.
Mallika Khatri (27),
Works in a media firm
My husband doesn’t like male condoms. Our chemist suggested female condoms and both of us are happy now. My husband finds the experience quite natural.
Sheela Mahajani (32),
Works in a private firm and is a mother of two.
My boyfriend doesn’t like to wear condoms and I am wary of the side effects of pills. I discussed female condoms and he was ready to try it out. We found it convenient.
Jinal Mehta (22),
Lives in with her partner (All names have been changed)
Editor's Note: If you have used the female condom or if you partner has used one, please feel free to post your experience in the comments.