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Options Gynol II Extra Strength Vaginal Contraceptive Jelly 2.85 oz (81 g)

 
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Options Gynol II Extra Strength Vaginal Contraceptive Jelly, 2.85 oz
 
4.1

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Effective (6)
  • Well lubricated (4)
  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Preventing pregnancy (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Budget shopper (9), Brand buyer (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Love it!

    I got off the pill because I was tired of taking it; it got to the point that I wasn't taking it as I was suppose to & I started having spotting that would...Read complete review

    I got off the pill because I was tired of taking it; it got to the point that I wasn't taking it as I was suppose to & I started having spotting that would last a week or more, so I decided I was done with remembering to swallow a pill everyday! I was off of it for about 2 and a 1/2 months with no back-up plan. My Husband & I knew we didn't want to use anything else that I would have to have a prescription for or use condoms or diaphragm because they are a big inconvenience, so I started searching online & saw the Options Gynol extra strength on this website, which I didn't know existed (found by searching). I read the reviews & although they weren't all encouraging, I decided to buy 1 & take a chance to see if it was something we would like, hoping there would be no side effects and thankfully there were none at all! It was very easy to use! I actually can climax easier being off the pill & that's a definite +! People who have reviewed this product have said it's messy which is weird because sex is messy anyway, so no big deal! Also, I've read people have experienced a UTI, which I'm not sure how you could get that from using Optiions Gynol-you should always urinate after sex to prevent that! The one thing I love is not having to take a pill everyday because there are a lot of people who don't have sex everyday, so you just use this when you do! I love that I can order online & not have to go to the store for privacy & convenience! I will definitely continue to use this! It's awesome!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Too strong!

    I've used the regular Gynol gel with a diaphragm for years. It's always been great, no irritation or adverse effects. But the extra strength product is so strong it irritates my husband and...Read complete review

    I've used the regular Gynol gel with a diaphragm for years. It's always been great, no irritation or adverse effects. But the extra strength product is so strong it irritates my husband and myself and has caused us to seek treatment for UTI. I don't know why there are different strengths for this product but I would highly recommend sticking with the regular strength gel.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Used with diaphragm - apparently works!!

    By Hippy wife

    from Texas

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Use
    • Effective

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Preventing Pregnancy

      Comments about Options Gynol II Extra Strength Vaginal Contraceptive Jelly, 2.85 oz:

      Apparently, it works - I've used the regular strength, with a diaphragm, for 28 years of married life, and have not become pregnant while using it. I couldn't see the reason for switching to extra-strength, and was worried that it might burn or itch, but it does not.
      STD prevention? No clue. But since I've only been with my husband for 28 years, that's hardly a concern. And it is not an artificial-hormone product; I don't really have confidence that those are so great for general or gynecological health, so I much prefer this. (Plus, I was on the Pill for a year and kept forgetting to take it; I'm just not good with pills - but it's pretty obvious when I need to use the diaphragm-and-goop!)

       
      4.0

      So far an effective product

      By TNMom

      from TN

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Preventing Pregnancy

        Comments about Options Gynol II Extra Strength Vaginal Contraceptive Jelly, 2.85 oz:

        I do not take the pill and I was looking for an alternative birth control. This product has been sufficient in serving it's purpose. As long as I am able to follow my cycle, I use it alone. When it is close to my "fertile" days I use with a condom just for extra protection.

        (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Not A fan

        By Hildawg

        from Phoenix, AZ

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective

        Cons

        • Messy
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Preventing Pregnancy

        Comments about Options Gynol II Extra Strength Vaginal Contraceptive Jelly, 2.85 oz:

        Although I never had issues with pregnancy while using this spermicide with my cervical cap, I did get a very strange infection that my Gyno attributed to the active ingredient. Turns out the main ingredient is also used as an industrial strength grease remover. Yikes! I don't want that stuff in my hoo-hah, do you?
        I have found a more natural alternative that i've had no issues with online.

        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Makes using a diaphragm possible!

        By I don't have one.

        from Philadelphia

        describe yourself Brand Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Enhances Sexual Experience

        Cons

        • Messy

        Best Uses

        • Necessary for diaphragm
        • Preventing Pregnancy
        • Preventing STDs

        Comments about Options Gynol II Extra Strength Vaginal Contraceptive Jelly, 2.85 oz:

        This is the product that makes using a diaphragm possible! When these two are used with each other and correctly,the diaphragm has a 0% failure rate! (This is straight from the mouth of my CNM.)This does get somewhat messy, and must be done with attention to detail, but it's worth it to take the time and patience to use this, since it makes hormonal birth control no longer necessary. It IS also true that when the diaphragm and spermicide are used correctly, they provide protection against STD's and HIV. The directions on this page aren't completely correct--you have to put a good, thick ring of spermicide on the rim of the diaphragm in addition to a dollop inside it. Otherwise, this is the way to go.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        good expiration date

        By dprez

        from buena park,ca

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Preventing Pregnancy

          Comments about Options Gynol II Extra Strength Vaginal Contraceptive Jelly, 2.85 oz:

          I was worried that it would come with a short expiration date like I had seen at a couple of drugstores but that was not the case.

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By Happy & satisfied

          from South Bend, IN

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Better than the pill
          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Enhances Sexual Experience

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Preventing Pregnancy

            Comments about Options Gynol II Extra Strength Vaginal Contraceptive Jelly, 2.85 oz:

            I got off the pill because I was tired of taking it; it got to the point that I wasn't taking it as I was suppose to & I started having spotting that would last a week or more, so I decided I was done with remembering to swallow a pill everyday! I was off of it for about 2 and a 1/2 months with no back-up plan. My Husband & I knew we didn't want to use anything else that I would have to have a prescription for or use condoms or diaphragm because they are a big inconvenience, so I started searching online & saw the Options Gynol extra strength on this website, which I didn't know existed (found by searching). I read the reviews & although they weren't all encouraging, I decided to buy 1 & take a chance to see if it was something we would like, hoping there would be no side effects and thankfully there were none at all! It was very easy to use! I actually can climax easier being off the pill & that's a definite +! People who have reviewed this product have said it's messy which is weird because sex is messy anyway, so no big deal! Also, I've read people have experienced a UTI, which I'm not sure how you could get that from using Optiions Gynol-you should always urinate after sex to prevent that! The one thing I love is not having to take a pill everyday because there are a lot of people who don't have sex everyday, so you just use this when you do! I love that I can order online & not have to go to the store for privacy & convenience! I will definitely continue to use this! It's awesome!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            No Issues

            By Evie

            from USA

            describe yourself Budget Buyer

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Doesn't stain
            • Odorless
            • Well Lubricated

            Cons

            • Could be messy

            Best Uses

            • Preventing Pregnancy

            Comments about Options Gynol II Extra Strength Vaginal Contraceptive Jelly, 2.85 oz:

            We use this with an ortho-all flex diaphragm. This is the only product I have tried. No burning, no UTI's (try urinating afterward.. it helps prevent them!), no adverse reactions for either of us. I put some in the diaphragm cup (only an applicator-full.. as it says in the directions) and then a little around the edges. I bought the extra strength because, hey, if you're going to try to prevent pregnancy this way, you might as well get the strongest stuff! I have not tried it by itself. It probably would be messier that way. This stays within the diaphragm for 6-8 hours until I remove it. After that only some of it continues to come out over the next day but it's no big deal. My husband prefers the diaphragm to using condoms, and I can prep awhile beforehand for spontaneity. More "natural" alternative to BC pills or other hormonal methods. It's messier but it just takes getting used to. As far as I know it has prevented pregnancy but no barrier method is perfect.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This Birth Control is GREAT!

            By VeryHappyCustomer

            from East Coast

            describe yourself Budget Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Preventing Pregnancy
                • Sexual Enhancement

                Comments about Options Gynol II Extra Strength Vaginal Contraceptive Jelly, 2.85 oz:

                This is the birth control I have been searching for over the past years. I wonder why no one really advocates for spermicide. Well, I have tried everything....the shot, oral pills, nuvaring, etc. Recently I found out that I have Factor V which is a blood clot disorder. With that diagnosis, there is no option to take birth control with hormones. So i gave this a try and WE LOVE IT. I have not had any problems with burning or irritation and neither has he. As a matter of fact, it has really enhanced sex. No more needing to get the extra lube out. I would highly recommend giving it a try. You may want to try a small amount the first time (while using a back up method) to make sure it feels okay for you.

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Too strong!

                By 3BeautifulBabies

                from AZ

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                Pros

                • Quick and Convenient

                Cons

                • Too strong Causes UTI

                Best Uses

                • Preventing Pregnancy

                Comments about Options Gynol II Extra Strength Vaginal Contraceptive Jelly, 2.85 oz:

                I've used the regular Gynol gel with a diaphragm for years. It's always been great, no irritation or adverse effects. But the extra strength product is so strong it irritates my husband and myself and has caused us to seek treatment for UTI. I don't know why there are different strengths for this product but I would highly recommend sticking with the regular strength gel.

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                FIRST TIMER!

                By Mamacita

                from Boston, MA

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Fit

                Cons

                • Kinda kills the moment

                Best Uses

                • Preventing Pregnancy

                Comments about Options Gynol II Extra Strength Vaginal Contraceptive Jelly, 2.85 oz:

                This is my first time using a spermicide after being on birth control pills for over 10 years. I agree with the others that this product adds extra lubrication and you SHOULD wear a pantyliner the next day when it all comes back down.....EWWWW.

                Everyone should know to always use with condoms with this product to prevent pregnancy!!

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