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Can spermicides or lubricants be used with female condoms?

Spermicides and lubricants can be used with female condoms. In fact, spermicides help female condoms work better. Always practice safe sex.

Yes, it is perfectly safe and effective to use spermicides or lubricants with female condoms.

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