Female Condom Attitudes Scale

The Female Condom Attitude Scale is a 14-item self-report measure designed to assess female condom usage and attitudes. It captures five domains related to use of female condoms: sexual pleasure enhancement, inconvenience, improved prophylaxis, sexual pleasure inhibition and insertion reluctance.


Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults


1.Female condoms make sex better for women.
2.Female condoms feel more natural than regular male condoms.
3.Female condoms are better than male condoms.
4.Female condoms are weird.
5.Female condoms are inconvenient.
6.Female condoms are messy.
7.Female condoms offer better protection against unwanted pregnancy than male condoms do.
8.Female condoms offer better protection against sexually transmitted diseases than male condoms do.
9.Sex doesn’t feel as good when you use a female condom.
10.Female condoms make it hard for a woman to have an orgasm (cum). 11.Female condoms make it hard for a man to have an orgasm (cum).
12.Female condoms take all the fun out of sex.
13.You don’t like having to touch yourself to put the female condom in.
14.You don’t like having to use your finger to push the female condom in.

Response Options:
Disagree a lot - 1
Kind of disagree - 2
Kind of agree - 3
Agree a lot - 4

Scoring Procedures

Scores from items in each factor are averaged. Factors include Sexual Pleasure Enhancement (items 1 and 2), Inconvenience (items 3-6), Improved Prophylaxis (items 7-8), Sexual Pleasure Inhibition (items 9-12) and Insertion Reluctance (items 13-14).

Original Citation

Neilands, T. B., & Choi, K. H. (2002). A validation and reduced form of the female condom attitudes scale. AIDS Education and Prevention, 14(2), 158-171.

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