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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 activity. But there is some question as to whether it increases risk of HIV in heavy users by an unknown mechanism. Who has declared it unsafe. Many condom manufacturers have discontinued using it in condoms. ...Read more
No: The easiest way would be to expose yourself to it. ...Read more
I want to know why it is wrong to apply pure white vinegar and two eggs nonoxynol-9 inside the vagina.
No need, why do it?: Nonoxynol-9 before sex is a spermicide contraceptive but not very effective; always use with condom. Repeated or frequent N9 can be harmful. Why egg whites or vinegar? What are you trying to treat? Douching (vaginal wash) with vinegar (or anything else) is not necessary for cleanliness, doesn't help health, often is harmful. Ignore family, friends and folklore about vaginal health; get MD advice. ...Read more
A day after using nonoxynol 9 i had my period and after the normal circle still have light and sometimes brownish spotting. Should i be worried?
If LMP was normal: Then you are not likely to be pregnant. However menometrorrhagia is not normal. Brown spotting is not necessarily bleeding. You also state it happens more than once. So it is not likely related to pregnancy but if you continue to have brown spotting or miss a period you should see your physician. ...Read more