Spermicides

'Spermicide' sort of rhymes with 'pesticide', yet you wouldn't put a load of DDT in you, now would you? ― Anthony T Hincks

Spermicides

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Do you know what spermicide is? I mean, I assume you know that it can be squirted up into the nethers and that you can also buy condoms laced in this sperm-killing serum, but do you actually know what is in it?

I know you are now wondering so allow me to explain. The most common of sperm-acide-ing ingredients is a little toxin called nonoxynol-9. As a spermicide, it attacks the acrosomal membranes of the sperm (which is kind of like the hat on the head of the sperm) which paralyzes the little swimmers. Nonoxynol-9 is an alkylphenols, aka a surfactant. These are substances that reduce the surface tension of liquids, allowing them to combine more easily. They are used most commonly…

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