The method for how to use spermicidal foam is actually relatively simple. It’s one of the easier forms of contraception to use, although it’s not necessarily that effective. It can be beneficial if used in conjunction with other methods, so if you want to double up on your safety, you can use spermicidal foam as a backup.
- Timing is everything. When you use spermicidal foam, you need to put it in before you actually have sex. You don’t want to do it immediately before having sex, but you don’t want to do it too far in advance either. A good time would generally be about 20 minutes or so, but no more than 30 minutes.
- The man should put on a condom. Spermicidal foam isn’t going to be any real protection against disease. It’s only going to help against pregnancy, and even in that case, it works better as a backup, so a condom is usually a good idea. If you are in a long-term committed relationship, and the woman is on birth control pills, then a condom might be more optional. Even so, condoms are still a good idea, and it’s better to be safe than sorry.
- Put the foam deep into the vagina. If you want the spermicidal foam to work optimally, it needs to be in there pretty deep. The foam will generally come with an applicator to aid in this task.
- Use your hand during foreplay. It’s a pretty well known fact that spermicidal foam has a nasty taste, so if you are in the habit of doing some oral foreplay, you might want to rely on a more “hands-on and mouth-off” approach to stimulating the vagina. This is just some friendly advice, and you’re free to do what you want, but you might find it useful.