I use the diaphragm and spermicide. Probably the diaphragm might not be vegan but they last a long time. Also the spermicide is no doubt animal tested. I'd use this and condoms as back up til I was steady with the fella. Diaphragms alone don't protect against std's.
I read in an earlier post about the higher risk of ectopic preganacies with them which i didn't know about. Have to read up on that.
I like it cos I'm in control and you can put them in hours before so there´d be no interruption if you got caught up in the pash (although you must top up with the spermicide after a certain time).
They can be a bit messy but the placing of them isn't that hard with a little practice.
I started to use it after having bad side effects with the combined pill from age 16-19. Also the doc said if I carried on smoking and using the pill I'd be dead before i was thirty (being seriously addicted back then I chose to come off the pill. Luckily I haven't had a cig in over 10 years now
Seems to be a contraceptive method that is losing popularity, however as trying to get spermicide cream either here in Spain or the UK has become harder and harder.
Haven't read anyone on here mentioning female condoms. They're quite popular over here...