How To Use Spermicide As Contraception
Do you think you know all there is to know about how to use spermicide as contraception? Spermicide stops sperm from moving to help prevent unwanted pregnancy. Spermicide might be considered for use instead of other forms of birth control because of its ease of use, but you should be aware that spermicide is not 100 percent effective in preventing pregnancy. However, spermicide can be used successfully to prevent pregnancy if used properly.
To prevent pregnancy using spermicide, you will need.
- One of the following: condoms, diaphragm, contraceptive sponge
- Introduce spermicide Spermicide comes in suppositories, creams, gels and foams. Your spermicide of choice should be placed inside the woman's vagina about twenty minutes before sex. Use the application of the spermicide and waiting period for hot foreplay.
- Condoms A condom can be used along with spermicide for added protection against pregnancy. Use a natural condom made of lambskin; they are thinner to increase sensation. Lamb skin condoms are porous and will not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases. Lamb skin condoms are also more expensive.
- Diaphragm Use a diaphragm instead of a condom. Diaphragms are place in the woman's vagina to cover her cervix just before you use spermicide. A diaphragm will block any sperm that is not killed by the spermicide from reaching the cervix and possibly causing pregnancy. Diaphragms will also leave you open to contracting sexually transmitted diseases.
- Contraceptive sponge The sponge is also a great way to enjoy sex without a barrier. The sponge is placed in the woman's vagina before the spermicide and will trap any sperm that is not killed by the spermicide. The sponge is allowed to remain in the vagina until the sperm has died and is then removed. The sponge does not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases.
- Some people are allergic to spermicide and may have reactions to it, such as burning of the genitals and itching. Women can also contract yeast infection from spermicide.
- Always read and follow instructions for the use of spermicide.