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As i posted last week, i had a condom slipping incident. Everything's OK , but my partner and I both agreed that we enjoyed the sensation and would like to try it without condoms sometime.

Now we fit all the STD criteria, we've been monogamous for over a year and have both had good test results more than once since then.

With all of this, I think my best non-barrier method would be spermicide. I'm aware of the issues some women experience with them, but think it's something that's worth trying. Of course, it'd only be a backup since I'm already on the pill.

My only question is, what are the spermicides that are "ready for use" the fastest? I read that some take up to 20 minutes. Since I really like having oral sex just before intercourse and I'm pretty sure spermicide would probably taste pretty nasty and not be too good to get in the mouth, that's a little long to wait. Are there any that are effective immediately?

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I believe that foam is not only effective immediately, but it's also one of the more effective types since the thickness/bubbles add a bit of a physical barrier as opposed to creams/jellies. [Smile]
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