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Creams & Jellies

Spermicidal creams and jellies should be used in conjunction with another method of birth control, such as the condom or diaphragm. Spermicidal creams or jellies are useful lubricants and increase contraceptive protection when using a condom.

For vaginal intercourse insert spermicide before any genital contact and repeat application if more than 15 minutes passes before intercourse. The spermicide is inserted into vagina no more than 20 minutes before sexual intercourse and must be reapplied each time you are about to have intercourse. Do not douche for eight hours after intercourse.

How To Use

  • Fill the applicator completely by attaching to the tube and squeezing
  • Insert the applicator deep into the vagina and push the plunger completely into the applicator.

If a spermicidal lubricant is used for anal intercourse it should be applied to the outside of the condom prior to penetration.

AdvantagesDisadvantages
no major health concernsallergic to a certain brand (can change brands)
no medical examination needed
no prescription needed
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