Using the FC2 For Anal Sex

When the Female Condom first came out, it was hailed a a great way for women to control contraception and STI prevention. Since it’s inserted into the vagina instead of rolling onto the penis, it can be easier for women to initiate using them. Plus, they feel great and they can be used for anal play, regardless of gender.

Now there’s a new & improved version. The FC2 is made out of nitrile, so it’s thinner, more sensitive, feels better for both people, costs less than the original, and is a good option for people who are sensitive to latex.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health is getting ready to launch a new campaign to promote the FC2 among gay men. It’s a fantastic approach to safer sex education because the more options people have, the easier it is to do. Plus, all of the reasons that the FC2 is popular among women and their partners apply to gay men.

Using the FC2 for anal play is easy. When you open the package, remove the inner ring and throw it out. Insert the FC2 into the anus, making sure to not twist it, or slip it onto the penis and insert it. While thrusting, make sure to not pull all the way out and then re-insert the penis between the FC2 and the anus. After ejaculation, pull out and turn the outer ring three times to hold the semen inside. Pull it out, wrap it in a tissue if you want, and throw it out. Easy!

So why would you use the FC2? Besides the fact that some people like how they feel, if the person on the receiving end is female-bodied, you can go from anal to vaginal sex without washing up.  Or you can go from anal to oral. Or if you’re having a threesome, you can switch partners. And did I mention that it’s latex-free?

Here’s a big congrats to the SF Dept. of Public Health for taking this on!

Dr. Charlie Glickman

Charlie Glickman is the Education Program Manager at Good Vibrations. He also writes, blogs, teaches workshops and university courses, presents at conferences, and trains sexuality educators. He’s certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and loves geeking out about sex, relationships, sex-positivity, love and shame, communities of erotic affiliation, and sexual practices and techniques of all varieties. Follow him online, on Twitter at @charlieglickman, or on Facebook.

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