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Does lube kill sperm or make them less effective?

Does lube kill sperm or make them less effective?

Yes: Different lubrications on the market can create a hostile environment for sperm. In general, the most mild, water based lubricants that do not contain perfumes, dyes, stimulants, etc. Are best for fertility. I recommend canola oil as a good alternative to traditional lubricants--it is effective and not harmful to sperm/semen. ...Read more

Sperm (Definition)

This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more


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Doc had told me lubes like KY yours, kill sperm and should be avoided when ttc, true? What would you recommend? I don't need one but i'd like option.

Doc had told me lubes like KY yours, kill sperm and should be avoided when ttc, true? What would you recommend? I don't need one but i'd like option.

Lubricants: Most lubricants will work against sperm motility. Preseed and conceive plus are two that supposedly don't. If at all possible it is probably best not to use a lubricant while try to conceive. ...Read more

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Does latex kill sperm?

Does latex kill sperm?

No the latex in a: Condom does not kill sperm, it acts as a barrier to it. ...Read more

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How to kill sperm outside the body?

How to kill sperm outside the body?

Sperm Die: Sperm do not live outside of the body. They die very quickly. What is the real question here? ...Read more

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Saliva kill sperm? If it does how long does it take?

Saliva kill sperm? If it does how long does it take?

Only a flesh wound: I hope another doctor also answers. But, till then. No. Saliva is not able to kill sperm - it does hurt it - but not fatally. So, do not think that this is even a poor birth control method. It will disappoint you. ...Read more

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Does 70% alcohol kill sperm?

Does 70% alcohol kill sperm?

Please clarify: I do not understand the question. Are you asking if using alcohol post coitus will kill sperm and prevent pregnancy? If you are asking this the answer is not very effectively. Alcohol would not reach the internal cervix or uterus to kill any sperm swimming there. Topical alcohol is not a form of birth control. ...Read more

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