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Traditional N9 Spermicide

Almost all spermicides contain nonoxynol-9, a highly toxic chemical surfactant often found in detergents. When N-9 is doing it's job right, it is breaking down the cell walls of the sperm, making them totally impotent.

But it's breaking down more then just sperm cells. It also breaks down cells of the vagina wall and the penis leading to irritation. Even more, N-9 also kills beneficial bacteria and skin cells, disrupting the vaginal flora and leaving you susceptible to yeast infections and UTIs.

Besides the common rashes and itchiness reported by both men and women after using spermicide, we know that what we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in it. The delicate skin in our vagina readily absorbs whatever we put on it, so that nonoxynol-9 directly enters our blood stream, spreading toxins throughout our entire body.

Nonoxynol-9 (Nonionic Surfactant) Based Spermicides

Nonoxynol-9 (N-9) is the most common active ingredient in spermicide. Spermicides which contain N-9 come in many forms such as gels, films and foams. Nonoxynol-9 is an organic compound that is used as a surfactant and is a member of nonoxynol family of nonionic surfactants. Cleaning and cosmetic products often contain N-9 and related compounds.

When researchers observed nonoxynol-9’s ability to kill microbes in vitro, they initially thought it could be used to prevent the transmission of sexual transmitted diseases (STDs). Recent research however, has found that N-9 might actually increase a person’s risk of contracting STDs, especially when frequently used. Researchers came to this conclusion after noticing that the harsh chemicals in N-9 causes tiny abrasions inside the sensitive vaginal and anal walls.

If I´m Not Comfortable With Nonoxynol 9 Is There An Alternative?

contragel natural spermicide alternative

You can only achieve excellent contraceptive effectiveness when you use your barrier contraceptive (diaphragm, FemCap, or Caya) together with a contraceptive gel. But when it comes to which contraceptive gel to use, you have a choice: toxic Nonoxynol-9 spermicides, or gentle, natural ContraGel.

There are two main problems with spermicide gel. First, Nonoxynol-9 has a similar chemical makeup as harsh cleaning products. To do their job, N-9 spermicide effectively kills sperm cells. But in addition to sperm, spermicide also attacks sensitive intimate skin cells. That's why so many woman and men report burning, irritation and rashes after using N-9 products. Far from ideal for an intimate product!

Secondly, skin absorbs toxins that are put on them and those toxins travel thorugh the body. The porous vaginal mucous membranes are particularly suseeptable to absorbing the chemicals, so the harsh chemical that was meant to kill sperm can end up dirubting yoru internal balance.

An Effective Spermicide Alterntive

ContraGel is the safe natural spermicide alternative. ContraGel contains no Nonoxynol-9, is vegan, and totally non-toxic. ContraGel was even formulated to be compatible with and not disrupt vaginal pH. The choice between ContraGel and nonoxynol-9 spermicide should be obvious —but is there a difference in effectiveness?

In an outstanding new medical study, ContraGel was proven to be just as effective as Nonoxynol-9 spermicides when paired with diaphragms. This is a massive victory for women all over the world who were waiting for confirmation that their birth control method is as effective as it is natural. Body-friendly, eco-friendly, and natural ContraGel is the clear winner in the battle of the contraceptive gels.

ContraGel is water soluble and safe to use with silicone diaphragms and cervical caps, as well as latex or polyurethane condoms. It is specifically compatible with YES brand water-based lubricants.

ContraGel Ingredients: water, lactic acid, sodium lactate, methyl cellulose, sorbic acid, and vanillin.

ContraGel Best Price

Too often we resign to using a cheaper, less healthy options simply because the natural alternative is too expensive. But ContraGel believes in approachable pricing. Each tube of ContraGel lasts for 15 to 20 applications, and the value 3-pack or case of 10 ContraGel tubes makes ContraGel even more affordable than many other spermicides.

contragel ingredients

Ready to feel fantastic? Why not try these products:

  1. ContraGel - Alternativa Natural al Espermicida - Tubo 60g
    Price (Inc. VAT):
    £14.99
    • Large 60ml Tube. Expiry September 2019.
    • Spermicide Alternative. No Nonoxynol-9. Reduce irritation risk.
    • Use with Diaphragms, Caya or FemCap cervical cap.
    • Vegan. Gluten-free. Not tested on animals.
    • Class IIa Medical Device. CE Approved. Made in Europe.
    Price (Inc. VAT):
    £14.99

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