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Contraceptive jelly work like a personal lube?

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Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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.

In brief: 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.
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