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How effective are spermicidal lubricants on condoms?


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2011-02-21 18:13:38
2011-02-21 18:13:38

They increase the protection by about 5 % I think and the box even tells you that the condoms with spermicidal lubricant are not to be used in place of a vaginal spermicide in combination with a condom the spermicidal lubricant is just there to add a little more insurance in case the condom breaks but as you know many people still do get pregnant so use a more reliable form of birth control in combination with the condom....hope this helps Good Luck and God Bless!!

SPERMICIDAL CONDOMSIF THE condom has nonoxynol-9 as a spermicidal lube, nonoxyl-9 does prevent pregnancies and also kills the AIDS virus. However, I don't know HOW MUCH is actually present on the condom, so a good precaution would be to use a nonoxyl-9 suppository such as "ENCARE" in ADDITION to the condom. Encare is sold where condoms and lubricants are sold. Better safe than sorry! AnswerI have never heard of nonoxynol 9 killing the HIV virus there is no scientific evidence of this....

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Nonoxynol-9 can actually irritate cells prone to HIV and its common to have allergic reactions when using spermicides containing it.


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Spermicidal condoms kill sperm.

Yes they do, in fact spermicides used together with latex condoms are quite effective.

Properly used they are very effective. BUT no birth control is 100% effective.

Spermicidal lubricant is, I believe, usually on the inside of condoms.

Trojan Makes a couple spermicidal condoms, ribbed and non ribbed

You have lubrication on all condoms. Some say spermicidal and some say non spermicidal. If it is spermicidal this means that the sperm is killed inside the condom. And No spermicidal means it doesnt kill the sperm.

In the US, spermicidal foam is available without a prescription. It is not a very effective contraceptive on its own, but is effective when used with condoms or other forms of contraception.

Trojan makes a couple spermicidal condoms

Spermicidal condoms are very effective providing they do not rip or tear..1 percent according to condom labels. Condoms are 99.9 percent effective. Word of advice from a single mom though, go get birth control and always use a condom. Better to be super safe, than not.

the ones that don't say they are spermicidal.

The latex or material they are made of can wear down, and become less effective, and expire. Also, if they are spermicidal, the spermicide can expire as well.

The most recommended condoms, or the safest condoms to use, are Trojan-Enz Spermicidal Condoms. It should be a blue box.

If used correctly, they are 97% effective. The good thing about the spermicidal condoms are if the condom leaks or breaks, your chances of getting pregnant are still somewhat slim because the spermicide may kill the sperm that 'got away'. Also, condoms are the only protection one gets against STDs. The thing is, when used often, spermicide is harmful to the vagina.

Trojan brand condoms are the most reliable. Use their spermicidal lubricant types for increased protection.

Condoms, IUDs, spermicidal sprays, celibacy, pills.

No. Only the ones that say Spermicidal Lubricant.

Yes, lubricant is not a contraceptive in it's own right. There are lubricants which include a spermicidal agent (something to kill sperm.) They are very unreliable on their own but can improve the reliability of other barrier methods such as condoms or caps.

some do some don't. read the box

Well latex condoms are good to prevent pregnancy for the most part but as opposed to latex or polyurethane condoms or animal skin condoms are all good but I recommend spermicidal lubricated condoms.

Hello, I am slightly confused about you using two condoms during intercourse. If you mean your partner was wearing two condoms, one spermicidal and one not spermicidal and the non-spermicidal condom broke, then this is nothing to worry about because your boyfriend was already wearing a second condom which will protect sperm from entering your Vagina.

It will say on the packaging if the condom is spermicidal or it will state on the leaflet.

They are approximately 99% effective when used correctly and even safer when you use spermicidal condoms or if the woman uses a spermiicide in addition to it. They of course become less safe when they break or come off, however this only occurs because they have not been put on correctly.

Condoms are about 98% effective against any infection.

Condoms are effective in reducing the spread of HIV.

Spermicidal condoms run between $6.00 - $10.00 for a 12 pack. It all depends on where you purchase them... I think Walmart has them at the best price... Walmarts are everywhere aren't they? :-)

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