A 51-year-old member asked:
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Is there an easier way to find out if i'm allergic to nonoxynol-9 than trying the condoms?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
No: The easiest way would be to expose yourself to it.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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Surfactant : Nonoxynol9 is a surfactant. That means it breaks down surface integrity of fluids (like the membranes of sperm or vaginal lining) . It has spermicidal ... Read More
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Nonoxynol 9: Packages with nonoxynol 9 should be clearly marked "spermicidal lubricant".
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Variety, but: You need to read packages carefully. Look for one not marked "spermicidal lubricant".

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