There are many advantages to using contraceptive film, including:
- It’s easy to use.
- Because no hormones are involved, there is no adjustment period.
- It doesn’t require a prescription.
- It doesn’t affect your long-term ability to get pregnant.
- It doesn’t affect your sensation during sex.
- It lasts for three hours at a time.
The biggest benefit of using contraceptive film is its convenience. When you’re ready to have sex, simply insert the film into your vagina. After giving it 15 minutes to dissolve, you’ll be protected from getting pregnant. The films you need to insert are small, and you can easily carry them in your purse for whenever the mood strikes. It’s also easy to get contraceptive film, as you don’t need a prescription from a medical professional. Instead, you can pick it up from your local pharmacy.
Many women also prefer contraceptive film because it doesn’t contain hormones. If you’re sensitive to other birth control options that contain progestin or estrogen, contraceptive film might be a good replacement because it won’t mess with your hormonal balance.
If contraceptive film is your main form of birth control and you change your mind about getting pregnant, it’s easy to make yourself fertile again. Just don’t use the film the next time you have sex. With other methods of birth control, it might take longer to revert to a fertile state.
Finally, contraceptive film is great for both partners because it doesn’t affect your sensations during sex and lets you be as spontaneous as you want. The three-hour duration gives you plenty of time, and if you need more, all you have to do is insert another piece of film.
Keep in mind that although contraceptive film has its advantages, it’s only 94% effective when used as a primary form of birth control. Since it’s much less effective than other forms of birth control, you might want to use backup birth control.