Lindsay, 20, internal condom

The female condom makes me feel in control.

Since getting pregnant as a teen, Lindsay has tried a lot of birth control. She didn’t like the patch. Not into the ring. Wasn’t a fan of the pill or the shot. And found men to be unreliable with condoms.

These days, fertility awareness methods are what work best for Lindsay. But she also likes to have sex during the fertile times of her cycle, so she needs a back up. Enter: the internal condom (a.k.a. female condom).

Whenever she’s fertile and about to have sex, Lindsay grabs an internal condom and inserts it. Like the male condom, an internal condom protects against STIs. But because it’s in her and not on him, it also helps her feel more control. And we’re all for that.

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