Let me first say I cannot believe I am writing a blog about lubrication- if this wasn’t a family company, I probably would pray my dad did not read this entry. But, after learning so much about the science behind conception and the importance of having the right lubrication for the right purpose, I think it is vital enough information to share with you that I am willing to risk my own embarrassment!
What is lubrication?
Seems pretty obvious, but there are really two kinds of lubrication- natural vaginal lubrication made by the woman’s body and intravaginal lubrication (drug store lubricant) from a tube. Natural lubrication is created by the woman’s body in response to sexual arousal. Many women, especially those TTC, complain of vaginal dryness, or a low amount of natural lubrication. Therefore man-made lubrication was created, allowing women with dryness to find relief and comfort during intercourse.
Can intravaginal lubrication be used while TTC?
In a short answer, yes, I am sure there have been plenty of babies conceived while using drug store lubricants, however, several studies have shown that these lubricants can damage the sperm. Most lubricants contain glycerin and propylene glycol, both shown to negatively effect sperm health and mobility, even contributing to a low sperm count. Many of them also do not contain the right pH balance to allow sperm to function well (www.fertilityfactor.com). Study after study seem to suggest that the most common lubricants are factors in cases of infertility. So, although a pregnancy could result from intercourse using man-made lubrication, if you are already having trouble TTC, you may want to steer clear of them.
Is there a safe intravaginal lubrication to use while TTC?
Glad you asked! ToConceive was developed with the primary purpose of optimizing sperm survival and function (to help you get pregnant)! Not only that, but it also stimulates a natural self-produced arousal vaginal lubrication that is imperative to conception. According to the creator of ToConceive, Dr. Thompson, “None of the intravaginal lubricants balance the pH of the vagina to support sperm. Most intravaginal lubricants actually kill sperm, except PreSeed. None of the intravaginal lubricants, including PreSeed, capacitate the sperm to stimulate ovum fertilization and conception.”
For more in depth information on how ToConceive can help you get pregnant and why, please visit http://www.keytoconceive.com. All the science will show you how important choosing the right lubricant for the purpose of conception is!