I’m not crazy about people who give advice then tell you to check with your doctor, your therapist, and your gas station attendant before trying it. But I received an email yesterday asking about advice on “green sex” in my previous book, Eco Living, and I thought I’d try to answer it here. Given the topic, I do need to say that you should check with your doctor or medical professional before trying this, a new form of contraception. One of the nicest things that ever happened to me was a letter from a reader who said she was naming her baby after me, but I don’t plan to be responsible for babies coming into the world!
What I mentioned in Eco Living was a special diaphram used with honey as the spermicide. I heard about this from a doctor I knew in London, and the idea intrigued me. But I spoke to the doctor who was using these with her patients, and she didn’t want me to give her name, or quote her. But a quick Google search shows that you can easily get information on this undoubtedly natural and nontoxic method of birth control. Just search for “honey cap contraception.” And comments from anyone who uses a honey cap are welcome, either her or to my email address.
If you are still interested in this subject raised on your website here is a link. I wrote the long commentary about my experiences with it and going to the doctor you mention and getting properly fitted, some time ago for the column that was already quite out of date. Like the woman who wrote after me, i cannot understand why more people are not being told about this form of contraception and have the choice of completely safe and for me 100% reliable contraception.
Nor do i understand why the doctor you spoke to, who i presume is the one i went to wants to be so quiet about it.
I was rather pleased to look up honey cap this evening and find a few people had tacked on their experiences after mine. I feel we are voices in a wilderness. Here’s hoping you see this and it is of interest.