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Doctor insights on: Spermicidal Lubricant

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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Can using condoms with spermicidal lubricant cause an infection?

Can using condoms with spermicidal lubricant cause an infection?

Doubtful: Maybe irritation but less likely an infection. Get checked if you are having too much discomfort. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can KY jelly lubricant cause allergic reaction?

Can KY jelly lubricant cause allergic reaction?

Possible: Any topical agent that one use has the potential to cause either an irritant or allergic contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Could durex condoms contain benzene?

Could durex condoms contain benzene?

Maybe: I don't know about the Durex brand specifically; however, condoms are made from latex. And latex is produced from rubber through a process called vulcanization. During this process, benzene is frequently used. Is it possible there is some residual benzene on the condoms? Possibly but it would be a very minute amount. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Does KY gel delay ejaculation?

No: There is no relationship to ejaculation other than possibly decreased friction. ...Read more

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Does spermicide foam not work if the guy is using KY jelly?

Does spermicide foam not work if the guy is using KY jelly?

If you have to ask..: Spermicides are notoriously ineffective in preventing pregnancy - whether lubrication is used or not. If you are asking i presume you know this already.. ...Read more

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Is spermicide irritating?

Is spermicide irritating?

Can be: You may be allergic to or irritated by the chemicals in the spermicide. If persists, use a different method of birth control. ...Read more

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Does using body butter as lube before intercourse still degrade condoms?

Does using body butter as lube before intercourse still degrade condoms?

Possibly: Anything that is not recommended for the use with condoms can have the possibility to negatively affect the condoms integrity. Proceed with caution! ...Read more

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Is KY jelly edible?

Is KY jelly edible?

KY jelly: “ What should I avoid while taking K-Y Jelly (topical emollients)? Avoid getting topical emollients in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If this does happen, rinse with water.” (http://www.drugs.com/mtm/k-y-jelly.html) ...Read more

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Contraceptive jelly work like a personal lube?

Contraceptive jelly work like a personal lube?

Basically: The difference between spermicides and lubricants is whether or not they offer any contraception. Spermicides prevent pregnancy; lubricants do not. If a couple uses spermicides alone (not using condoms or another method) correctly with intercourse, about 6% will become pregnant. So, best to combine with condoms if possible to increase effectiveness. Yes, spermicides do help with lub. ...Read more

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Does expired ky jelly inhibit conception ?

Does expired ky jelly inhibit conception ?

KY "the glue"..: KY, the "glue that stops pregnancy" has a nice marketing ring to it, but unfortunately does not work as a contraceptive to "entangle" the free swimming sperm. ...Read more

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Does Trojan condoms have spermicide in them?

Does Trojan condoms have spermicide in them?

Condoms: Not allTrojan's contain spermicide. The boxes are usually labeled if they contain spermicide ...Read more

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Do polyurethane condoms rally work as well as latex condoms?

Do polyurethane condoms rally work as well as latex condoms?

Not really: Studies of the effectiveness of latex vs polyurethane condoms demonstrated that non-latex condoms are not as effective (higher slippage & breakage rate) as latex condoms. But they are considered an effective substitute for someone with latex allergies. ...Read more

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Who can use vaginal lubricants?

Who can use vaginal lubricants?

Vag. lubricants: Most women can use vaginal lubricants to reduce vaginal irritation. E.G. Lubricants such as k_y jelly are applied to the vaginal areas to decrease friction from sexual activity in sensitive women. ...Read more

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Can you use aloe Vera gel as a vaginal lubricant?

Can you use aloe Vera gel as a vaginal lubricant?

Do Not Recommend it: Some people can develop skin irritation with aloe vera with stinging - that could be quite painful on vaginal mucosa. ...Read more

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Sex ok without condoms on contraceptive sponge?

Doesn't prevent stds: As a contraceptive, the sponge has a high single event contraceptive rate, but as a long term strategy is associated with a fairly high failure rate (approx 20% over a year's time ). The sponge is not a reliable barrier to std transmission. ...Read more