Taking a shower with a raincoat on women’s views on male condom use

Document Type : Original Article


1 Dermatology&andrology, faculty of medicine, Banha University, Egypt

2 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Andrology, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Benha, Egypt


Introduction: Condom use within marriage could be an important contraceptive strategy, but there is considerable debate about whether married couples would be willing to use condoms.  Aim of the Study: Evaluation of the effect of condom use on female sexual functions. Also, acceptability of both partners to this method will be assessed.  Materials and Methods: A total of 200 married women who experienced male condom use by their husbands were enrolled in this work. The tool used in this study was a self-report questionnaire written in English and translated into Arabic to ensure it is understood by all subjects regardless of their level of education.  Results: With condom use, desire level prior to sexual relationship was moderate in 38% of participants. Half of the respondents had moderate degree of lubrication while only 36% kept lubrication during the whole coitus on using condom. Condom had a negative effect on orgasm frequency in 28% of respondents. Most participants thought that their sexual life would be better without condom use.
Conclusion: A majority of women disliked male condoms. Unsatisfactory sex, slipped condom, vaginal dryness and pain were very common sexual side effects of condom use in our study.