How To Use Contraceptive Foams
If you're interested in preventing pregnancy and want to suggest another method to your girlfriend as to accompany your use of a condom, you might want to learn how to use contraceptive foams. When combining the use of contraceptive foam with a condom, the effectiveness rate of this barrier method increases to around 95%–contraceptive foam alone prevents pregnancy 80% of the time. Come along and learn how to use contraceptive foams the right way. Offering to help a woman apply contraceptive foam just may make you rise above the pack.
To use contraceptive foams, you will need:
- A can of contraceptive foam
- An applicator
- Read the contraceptive foam package insert. Different foams may have different rates of effectiveness so make sure to pick the most effective pregnancy barrier. Also, check how much needs to be inserted - most contraceptive foams only call for one applicator of the spermicide but some may recommend more product.
- Contraceptive foams are different from contraceptive gels in that the foams must be mixed well before using. Shake the can vigorously for at twenty times to mix the spermicide inside the can.
- Holding the applicator to the nozzle of the foam can, release foam and fill the applicator to the indication line. Make sure you load the contraceptive foam applicator to the line indicated so you know you're using the prescribed amount.
- Have your woman friend lie on her back and gently spread her vaginal lips. Insert the applicator into her vagina. For her comfort, ask her to push it up as far as it will go. In order to be effective, the contraceptive foam should be deposited around the cervix so put the applicator into the vagina as far as it will go.
- Once the applicator is in place, either you or your woman friend will need to push the applicator plunger to deposit the foam in the vagina. Ask your friend to remain lying down for a few minutes so that the foam has time to correctly position around the cervix. Use this time to caress a breast or two or give long kisses to get her in the mood.
- Contraceptive foams are only for a woman's internal use. Never apply the foam anywhere else as it can be very irritating.
- Contraceptive foams don't last as long as gels so make sure you know how long before intercourse the foam should be inserted.
- Have two cans of contraceptive foam on hand as you may run out of one can without realizing it.
- Contraceptive foams do not prevent the spread of disease. A condom is ALWAYS recommended to prevent disease.