Spermicide Recommendations?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Pre-Seed is pretty easy to use, and it’s not too expensive.  One box of it was $20 or so at CVS and it has about 10 applicators.  It had really good reviews in all the TTC forums, and application is very similar to using tampons.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  Pre-seed is the opposite of spermicide. 

 

@future_mrs_s:  I’m not sure about in the states, but I know in Toronto, spermicide isn’t carried any longer at most drug stores (at least the ones I’ve been too). I’ve heard that it isn’t that great for you, can cause irritations etc. I hear you, condoms do suck, the 6 months between when I went off BCP and we started to throw caution to the wind, was the only time in our whole relationship we used them. Maybe you can get a prescription for a diaphraghm? 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Ahahaha–sorry, I wasn’t reading closely enough since it’s in TTC!  OP, DO NOT USE PRE-SEED!!!!!  *head/desk*

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

OP, before we were TTC, we used VCF, vaginal contraceptive films.  You just fold them and put them “inside” before sex.  Imagine a bigger Listerine breathstrip, if you will.  Super easy to use, no accidents, no “burning sensation”, about $13 for a box of 9 at WalMart or CVS. You use it before each sexual encounter, but we never used more than 1 in a day… we’re old and boring.  Hah!

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I used a diaphragm with spermicide for a couple years but ultimately stopped using it because I got more yeast infections. The spermicide disrupts the pH and kills the good bacteria, I think. But many people don’t have problems with that. Those little strips look cool- I would just try them and see if you can tolerate them. Good luck!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Why is this in TTC, when you are clearly not TTC? Try an IUD- if you don’t like condoms, I’m sure cream or jelly won’t be better.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve used Encare and VCF, sucessfully.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@future_mrs_s:  I think it’s fine here. These ladies who are actively trying to conceive, many were probably in the same position of preparing to ttc, by getting off bcp, but not wanting to get pregnant yet. They’ll have better insight perhaps than people on wellness.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I am in the same boat as you. We dont want a baby for a little while but I wanted to really take care of my body and prepare. I HATE BC anyway lol i ALWAYS know when I am ovulating so we normally throw a condom on a few minutes into sex ( i know i know, we hate it, too). But I have heard negative things about spermicide as well. Maybe only use the condom toward the end? The pull out is pretty effective if you pratice correctly! Well i hope you figure it out! 🙂

@future_mrs_s:  

 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@future_mrs_s:  VCF is one that isn’t too messy and doesn’t need to be used with a diaphragm or cervical cap. It still contains Nonoxynol-9 though, and that’s the spermicide chemical that causes irritation in most people.

Mixing lemon juice and 100% aloe vera is a common natural spermicide that has actually been tested and found very effective. Lots of info on that on the internet if you google it.

There are also a couple of pharmaceutically formulated, lactic-acid based spermicide gels that are the most common kind used in Europe and I think the UK, and they are available in/from Canada, too. One is Contragel; here’s a source for it I have ordered other things from (Lady to Baby in Canada). And here’s a link to a blog that talks about these things: Natural Spermicide

I think things like Contragel and FemProtect (another nonoxynol-free spermicide) are about as effective as the nasty chemically spermicides we have in the USA. They are not reliable enough if you absolutely don’t want to get pregnant and are using them as the only BC method, but with charting or other additional methods, I think they do generally work really well.

OR you could get a copper IUD. I have one– a small one available in Canada– and I love it! But you may have reasons why you don’t want to or can’t get an IUD. 🙂

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’ve used a few. I recommend you to check out Conceptrol. It’s the #1 recommendation in this website: https://www.slickn.com/articles/about-spermicides

I’ve been using it on a daily basis for 5 months. The first 2 days I felt some irritation, but then, gone. My husband and I have been enjoying this product. Not that I recommend it for you, but I’ve been even using as the only method (you normally use it with a cervical cap). So far I am not pregnant lol

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