How Do I Use Spermicide?
Each form of spermicide is used in a slightly different way. Be sure to read the instructions that are included in the packaging. Make sure you read and understand them before you use any of these products. If you do not use the spermicide as directed, it will be less effective.
In general, inserting spermicide is easy. You will lie down or squat, then gently insert the spermicide deep into your vagina using your fingers or an applicator.
For many types of contraceptive creams, film, foams, gels, and suppositories, you need to wait 10 minutes after you insert the spermicide before you can have intercourse. These methods typically remain effective for only one hour after insertion.
You need to insert more spermicide each time you have vaginal intercourse.
Women should not douche, unless they are told to by a health care provider. If you do douche, do not douche until 6-8 hours after intercourse.