ContraGel is a lactic acid-based spermicide alternative that works in two ways. First, it reduces the PH levels in the vagina making it inhospitable to sperm. Second, it's viscous consistency traps sperm to prevent it from swimming past any openings around the barrier contraceptive.
You are therefore protected on two fronts, significantly increasing the reliability of your contraception.
ContraGel effectivity and safety are well established. It is CE certified for use as a contraceptive gel to be used along with a barrier contraceptive. ContraGel has a long history of customer satisfaction and excellent ratings. It was manufactured from 1972 until 2003 under the name Contracep Green and more recently under the name ContraGel Green.
ContraGel is water soluble and safe to use with silicone diaphragms and cervical caps, as well as latex or polyurethane condoms. It is also determined to be specifically compatible with YES brand water based lubricants.
The 60 gramme tube of ContraGel typically provides 15-20 applications. These numbers are based on the typical requirements of three to four ml applied to diaphragms and cervical caps for each act of intercourse. Additional ContraGel should be applied to the barrier with a finger or vaginal applicator if more then one act of intercourse occurs.