Post # 1
I heard of VcF a couple of months ago, i dug up a lilttle info on it but i still dont feel 100% about it.
Has anyone tried these strips ? Is it strong enough that a man cum inside you fully ? or still have to pull out ? Was it easy to insert , did you get the hang of it over time ?
What have been your experiences with this contraceptive? Do tell..
Post # 3
It doesn’t seem like spermicide film is a very effective method of birth control. It’s in the least effective group of birth control on the Planned Parenthood website.
Post # 4
I’ve used them. We always use two methods– pull out, spermicide, or condom with my pill
Try them out on a non-sex day and see if they make you more sensitive. If not, you are good to go.
Post # 5
DH and I used them for a while before I got on the pill.
He actually complained of some post-sex burning (I guess part of the film went, um – up there)…but no pregnancy.
It is kind of difficult to place it… read and follow the instructions CAREFULLY.
Also, a back-up wouldn’t hurt.
Post # 6
@chesseplease: It’s not a physical barrier, ie wall. It’s more like weed killer for sperm.
I never had prblems placing it, but I suppose it’s different for everyone.
Post # 7
I tried it once (I was on the pill but screwed up my days and was paranoid) and went through 3 strips and could never get them inserted, they always ended up stuck to my finger (maybe I’m a complete idiot) but I gave up and used condoms until my cycle was back on track.
Post # 8
Thats how I got blessed with my son.
Post # 10
Girl, I dont know how anyone could get the hang of it! Trying to get it folded, inserted, and wait for enough time for it to desolve is nuts. My ex and I rarely planned getting busy, so (obviously) it really didnt work for us.
Post # 11
I tried them a long time ago and…. they irritated my vagina! I have issues with nonoxynol 9 (more people are) and a lot of chemical spermicides.
As for asking if VCF is strong enough for pregnancy protection.. well, that’s why I NEVER (or attempt to never!) say “safe sex” and instead say “safer sex”. Nothing is 100% in practice. In ideal use rates, abstinence is 100%, but not in use. I like the IDEA of VCF b/c it’s a female controlled, fairly effective, temporary, non-prescription, reversible method. However, there is no STI protection – and still there are a lot more contraceptive methods out tehre with better pregnancy protection rates, and from personal experience with VCF I think that there is a strong amount of potential user error. I think that VCF was easy for me to use, but it took a few times to get the hang of it. I never used it as my only method of contraception. You do have to be comfortable with your body.
As for my experience with contraceptive… what do you want to know? I’m a sex educator who teaches about contraceptives and birth control, and has tried a ton of methods. I also have a lot of friends who have been very open with what methods have and haven’t worked for them.
Post # 12
your fingers have to be COMPLETELY dry. If you are sweating at all, or even if it’s humid (like if you’re in a bathroom after a shower) they can get stuck. You have to be completely dry handed and be able to quickly insert – once moisture gets on the film, it gets gummy pretty dang quick!