A 39-year-old member asked:
Does using lubricant inhibit conception?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: The best lubricant is olive or mineral oil. Water based lubricants can be a problem. Use them sparingly.
6.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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.
5.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 16, 2015
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