Personal lubricant is often a part of a healthy couple’s intimate life. In fact, some recent studies estimate that nearly 65 percent of couples use a personal lubricant on a regular basis. So, when you are perusing the aisles at your local neighborhood pharmacy and stop in the family planning section, there are a few things that you should consider.
The market for adult products is overflowing with great options for nearly every desire. The lubricant selection does not disappoint. Whether you are looking for something that flavors or warms to help spice things up in the bedroom, you are trying to prevent a pregnancy, or you are trying to conceive, the options really are limitless.
If you are trying to conceive, the lubricating jelly you select really can make a difference. However, it is important not to grab the first tube sporting the label of “fertility-friendly” or “sperm-friendly” and make some well-informed decisions. Follow along in today’s post as we discuss some of the various options and what you should look for in your baby-making lube.
Some lubricating jellies are armed with spermicidal ingredients that are meant specifically for preventing sperm from making it into the birth canal to fertilize an awaiting egg. Some lubes do not include such ingredients, but are not sperm-friendly by the nature of the other ingredients. This can mean that there are chemicals that are less than ideal living environments for sperm. These lubes typically include those that are equipped with pleasure-focused qualities — extra scents, tastes, warming or cooling, etc. Non-sperm-friendly ingredients that are not necessarily spermicidal can slow sperm motility or integrity. To ensure the best sperm can make it safely to the ripe eggs, the right lubricant makes all the difference.
When a woman is ovulating, she will naturally produce a mucous-like discharge that is a medium for making intercourse more comfortable and enjoyable for both parties, which dramatically improves the chances of conception, as well as helps create a sperm-friendly environment. A good baby-making lubricant will mimic the natural egg-white consistency of a woman’s cervical mucus.
One of the major culprits of lube-induced infertility is an altered pH. The natural environment has a sperm-friendly pH balance and changing it to become either acidic or basic can impact both the sperm and the egg. When trying to conceive, do not use anything that may alter the pH balance in the vagina. Common over-the-counter lubricating jellies will add just enough acid to make the environment toxic to sperm, rendering your reproductive attempts unsuccessful.
Select a lubricant that has as few chemicals as possible and is water-based. These lubes won’t interfere with the natural vaginal pH.
Get the best qualities
When you are inspecting the labels of personal lubricants, look for qualities that include:
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