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A 27-year-old female asked:

do lubricants slow down sperm?

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Dr. Robert Bennett
Urology 30 years experience
THEY CAN: Infrequently is there enough lubricant to cause this and many are not very thick at body temperature. The semen liquifies in the vagina after a few minutes allowing the sperm to swim more easily.
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Depends: Some do, and others don't. See what it says on the package or contact the manufacturer. If you're using birth control pills, it probably doesn't make any difference.

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A 31-year-old male asked:

At the time of intercourse I m not able to discharge sperms in quantity and organ getting loose after course of 5-10 minutes, is there any problem. Kindly advise.?

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Consult physician: Don't worry about the "quantity" of the sperm, unless there is none. A single drop is enough for conception purposes. You don't say if the penis gets flaccid before getting the orgasm or your total intercourse time is 5-10 minutes. You need to see a physician to evaluate this and other issues to find out the cause and prescribe a treatment if necessary.

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