Of all the things that women who are trying to conceive have to worry about, lubricant choice is usually not one of the things on their minds. However, it probably should be. This is because studies show that traditional lubricants like Astroglide and other popular brands are actually toxic to sperm and they can interfere with the normal role of a woman’s cervical mucus.
This is because the acidic secretions of a woman’s vagina normally kill sperm, and the alkalinity of her cervical mucus works to protect the sperm and help carry it along on it’s journey to the egg. Artificial lubricants like Astroglide and others prevent the sperm from getting to the cervical mucus fast enough, and the sperm die in that acidic environment of the vagina well before they get to the uterus.
When you take all of this into consideration, it’s easy to see that the lubricant that some couples use to help get pregnant is actually doing more harm than good. This is something that most couples do not realize, so it’s important to be informed about lubricant choices.
Luckily, there are a few things that couples can do in order to protect the sperm while they are trying to conceive. Of course, the best lubrication is natural lubrication, so couples should take enough time focusing on foreplay to make sure that the woman is ready to go before beginning intercourse.
Most studies show that women need 15 to 20 minutes of foreplay to be properly lubricated. If that does not work and couples still need an artificial lubricant, there is one on the market today that is considered to be “sperm friendly”. It is called Preseed, and is available at local drug stores as well as online. Preseed is designed to mimic the natural secretions of the vagina, and help to facilitate conception.
Preseed was designed by women reproductive physiologists, who really understand the needs of women and it is pH balanced to semen, which means it mimics the body’s natural actions. Another great thing about Preseed is that it is available in single use applicators, which makes application and usage a breeze.
It’s also important to remember that at home natural lubricants, like egg whites, vegetable oil or other things, can also be damaging to sperm. Just because it is not a lubricant that you bought at a store does not mean that it is safe for sperm. If a couple needs an alternative lubricant and Preseed is not available, warm water can be used as an alternative option, since it does not damage the sperm.Avoid Non-Stick Lubrication if you Want your Baby to Stick, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating