You can only achieve the highest contraceptive effectiveness when you use your barrier contraceptive (diaphragm, FemCap, or Caya) together with a contraceptive gel. But you have a choice: you can use the classic Nonoxynol-9 spermicide gel, or the natural alternitive, ContraGel.
Typical Nonoxynol-9 spermicides like Gynol and Gygel are chemical surfactants — they have the same chemical makeup as harsh cleaning products. To do their job, N-9 spermicides attack cells, break them down, and effectively kill them.
But spermicide does not pick and choose which cells to attack. 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. A second concern when using spermicides is the porous vaginal mucous membranes absorbing the chemicals allowing toxins to travel into your skin and throughout your entire body.
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.
In addition to the groundbreaking new study, ContraGel effectivity and safety are well established. ContraGel is CE certified for use as a contraceptive gel used with a barrier contraceptive. It has a long history of customer satisfaction and excellent ratings. It was manufactured from 1972 until 2003 under the name Contracep Green and was more recently rebranded ContraGel Green.
ContraGel works in two ways: First, it reduces the PH levels in the vagina making it less hospitable to sperm. Second, it's viscous consistency traps sperm to prevent it from swimming past any openings around the barrier contraceptive.
Studies show that this combined effect functions to increase the contraceptive reliability of barrier contraceptives equally well to typical spermicides.
ContraGel is formulated from six simple ingredients: Water, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Methyl Cellulose, Sorbic Acid, and Vanillin.
ContraGel is water soluble and safe to use with silicone diaphragms and cervical caps, as well as latex or polyurethane condoms. It was determined to be highly compatible with YES brand water-based lubricants.
- The thick gel allows your barrier contraceptive to seal around the cervix and vagina more effectively.
- The viscous consistency creates a physical barrier to the cervix.
- The lactic acid reduces ph-value of vaginal mucus making it inhospitable to sperm.
Before inserting the diaphragm or cervical cap into your vaginal canal, squeeze about 3ml of ContraGel into the dome of the diaphragm or the dome and brim of the cervical cap.
Then fold and slide the diaphragm or cervical cap into your vaginal canal.
The tip of your cervix should be resting in the gel, and the barrier should be completely covering the cervix. The cervix is now blocked twice: first by the silicone membrane of the barrier, then by the gel.
The two physical barriers prevent sperm from entering the cervix. If sperm does pass the silicone barrier and come in contact with ContraGel, the ContraGel stops it progressing into the cervix and uterus.
Important: Always refer to the instructions on each individual diaphragm or cervical cap to ensure proper use.
Expiry date: September 2024 or later.
Spermicide Alternative. No Nonoxynol-9. Reduce irritation risk.
Use with Diaphragms, Caya or FemCap cervical cap.
Vegan. Gluten-free. Not tested on animals.
Large 60g Tube.