Lubrication for Conception

Why is lubrication important to conception?

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There are several reasons why lubrication is important to conception. Here are two of the biggest reasons for using Lubrication.

1. It helps sperm swim better

Sperm can swim in natural lubrication also but if you help them out with any of the lubrications I will talk about later in the post then you give them a better chance to swim to the all important place where the egg is!

2. It protects sperm from dying

Many sperm will die as they travel. This is common and you should not be alarmed by it. However, you can better the sperm’s chances to get to the egg by using lubrication. The more sperm you have at the egg the better the chances of getting pregnant! Some types of lubrication will cause sperm to die so it is important to know which ones to use and which ones to avoid! I will go through a list of them later in this post.

Which Lubrication should I use?

This is a great question! Some cost money and some do not.

1. Pre-Seed

This lubrication you have to buy. It is good because it does not kill sperm. It is specially formulated to be just like natural lubrication. I have personally use it and love it! I would recommend it to anyone trying to conceive and even for those who are not. I have used other store bought lubes in the past and find them to be sticky and they dry up fast. Pre-Seed does not do that! You will feel naturally wet just like if you had a lot of EWCM! For those who do not produce any or very little EWCM this is the lube for you!

2. Egg Whites

Did I just say Egg Whites? Yes I did! This is also a great Lubrication and you don’t have to spend a lot of money!

But what about getting salmonella from it?

Simple, just gently wash the egg shell before cracking it open.

How do I use it?

First have it at room temperature before you use. When you are ready crack open the egg and separate the yoke from the whites. Bring the whites with you for the baby dancing! For use, you can either use it as a topical lub or insert it fully into the woman (which is what I suggest for conception.) This has protein in it which helps sperm stay alive through their journey as well as help them swim better!

3. Some people have used Coconut or Olive Oil.

I have not tried this method and don’t know much about it. I just thought I should mention it as an option. I would assume it stays inside you for a very long time since it is oil, if you use this method I wouldn’t use a lot and if it were me I would only use it as a topical lubrication.

What lubrication should I avoid?

Great question because as you remember I mentioned earlier that some lubrication will kill sperm. Here are a few…

1. Saliva (spit)

Yes, this kills sperm. Try convincing your partner of that! Now will it kill all sperm, probably not, but if you kill half of them your chances have been diminished! If you can avoid killing any you greatly increase your chances!

2. Most store bought lubrication.

One brand in particular called KY-Jelly I know will kill sperm. For sure if it has a spermicide in it than it kills sperm, but even if it doesn’t specifically say it is a spermicide still be aware that it might kill sperm.

 

If you have any questions or comments you can message me in the forum, Facebook, or Twitter! If you have a success story using one of these methods, please comment below or message me if you want me to put your story on my success story post! Many blessings on your TTC journey!

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