Unlike the male condom, it is not placed on the penis, it is inserted into the vagina. There are two flexible rings at each end of the condom. To insert the female condom, the inner ring should be gently squeezed together and then inserted into the vagina, like you would insert a tampon. The inner ring should be placed as close to the cervix as possible. The material attached to the inner ring lines the inside of the vagina and the surrounding area. The outer ring is left outside the vagina and partially covers the vulva.