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Traditional Spermicde

You've decided to use a barrier contraceptive for your birth control plan, and health benefits are at the top of your list of why. No hormones, no side effects, and eco-friendly — what could be better.

Natural Contraception

Gygel: UK's #1 Nonoxynol-9 based spermicide

Gygel contains 2% of the active chemical ingredient nonoxynol-9. The gel is applied in the dome and around the edges of your barrier contraceptive to help perfect the seal provided by the barrier device whilst additionally killing the sperm.


Gygel is colorless, orderless, and will not stain.


using spermicide with diaphragm


Gygel is effective when used in conjunction with barrier method of contraception such diaphragms or FemCap. When used together with these methods, the gel is effective on two levels.


First, the sticky consistency seals any gaps or cracks and provides additional suction to the barrier. Second, the chemical effect on sperm adds another layer of contraceptive protection, creating a safety net if any sperm should attempt to bypass the barrier.


Spread 3ml of Gygel in the dome of and around the rim of your diaphragm or FemCap. Insert the barrier, making sure that the tip of the cervix is sitting in the gel. Do not remove your diaphragm for at least six to eight hours after having sex, and in the case of additional acts of intercourse, make sure to re-apply Gygel using a vaginal applicator.


Refer to the manufactures instructions for use on your barrier contraceptive for more detailed instructions.


using spermicide with diaphragm


Want A Natural Alternative To Spermicide?

is contragel effective

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.

ContraGel Ingrédients: Water, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Methyl Cellulose, Sorbic Acid, Vanilla

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.

Barrier Contraception, Spermicide, And The Fertile Window

ovulation and fertility tracking


The goal of barrier contraception is to prevent sperm from reaching and fertilizing an egg — but fertilization is biologically impossible unless a viable egg is present.


Natural Family Planning (NFP) and the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) identify ovulation, nullifying the need for contraceptives most of the month. Sperm can live inside the womb for up to 5 days, and ovulation releases an egg which is able to be fertilized for one day. That six day span is referred to as the fertility window, and is the only time there is actually a real need for a barrier device.


Cyclotest uses Sympto-Thermal fertility charting to identify that fertility window. Ovulation causes a spike in Basal body temperature (BBT), so by recording that data every morning, you can see when you have ovulated.


With 99% reliability, why not let Cyclotest make your family planning decisions for you?

Ready to feel fantastic? Why not try these products:

  1. Gygel. Nonoxynol-9 Spermicide.
    Price (Inc. VAT):
    • NHS approved for use without a prescription.
    • Nonoxynol-9 (N-9) based; hormone-free.
    • Instantly reversible contraception.
    • Must be used with a barrier contraceptive.
    • New larger 81ml tube.
    Price (Inc. VAT):

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