Some women are using female condoms as make up in South Africa. “The sponge is a quality product,” said Sandile Mkhebe (22) from Section A in Botshabelo, Free State. “My friend introduced me to it and I’ve been using it without a problem for about six months.“I see myself getting more beautiful,” said Sandile.
The sponge is found inside the female condoms which are distributed by hospitals and clinics.
One nursing sister at a clinic said it was disgusting to use a condom sponge to apply makeup. “The sponge’s job is to protect the puna-ni from hurting during s3x.
We see many women with sexually transmitted infections but they don’t want to use the condoms.” Free State health spokesman Tebogo Oepeng was shocked. “The department spends lot of money to make sure that women are protected and healthy.
We condemn the use of the female condoms in this way,” said Oepeng. “The department will not let the matter rest.
We are going to conduct our own investigations.”