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Does using lubricant inhibit conception?

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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: The best lubricant is olive or mineral oil. Water based lubricants can be a problem. Use them sparingly.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Maybe: Most lubricants - k-y jelly, vaseline, water-based lubricants like astroglide, and even natural substances like olive oil or saliva (spit) are all toxic to sperm. Having said that, many couples get pregnant using these - it may make more difference if the male partner has a low sperm count. Less lubrication may be needed when a woman is ovulating. Pre-seed is safe for sperm - search online.

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