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The Nitty Gritty on Nonoxynol-9

If you use spermicidal foam, gels or cream, or lubricated condoms with added spermicide, they often contain the chemical nonoxynol-9 (or N-9). Since it's something you put inside your body, it's important to know about it. Take this quiz to test your knowledge.

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The Nitty Gritty on Nonoxynol-9

T/F: Using nonoxynol-9 is great protection against HIV.

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MuppetsForDinner MuppetsForDinner 9 years
Does this stuff burn anyone else?
chakra_healer chakra_healer 9 years
I didn't know people still used this stuff. I thought all the benefits of killing HIV was just under ideal conditions (test tubes), not practical use? It just seems like something you would hear about watching a 1980s movie, lol.
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
Wow 100%! Haha and I've never heard of this brand!
LittleLady12 LittleLady12 9 years
Good call Plucky18--I got my very first yeast infection from condoms lubricated witht his stuff. Be cautious...
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
It just seems like more mess and money than it's worth, given that it's not even more effective than a condom - which is cheaper, faster, and easier.
lifer_refil lifer_refil 9 years
Nonoxynol-9 is not nice to me.
Plucky18 Plucky18 9 years
How about the other gritty? Nonoxynol-9 can trigger yeast infections. Use with caution ladies!
roseate roseate 9 years
what exactly does nonoxynol-9 do to the sperm? how does it kill them?
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
1/2 haha! I didn't know it was 71%! I thought that was kind of high for just using that!
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