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What is a Fertility Lubricant?

Click here to learn about fertility lubricants and how they affect sperm parameters and your chances of conception.

Studies have shown that the majority of US women have used lubricant, commonly referred to as "lube," in their lifetime. However, while 66% of women reported ever using lube, only 20% had used it in the last 30 days.

Lube is predominately used for partnered intercourse, to make sex more vaginally comfortable and pleasurable, but it is also used for personal reasons as well. Lube is especially beneficial for women trying to conceive, as rates of vaginal dryness among this population are twice that of the general population.  And, vaginal dryness may have a negative impact on sexual intimacy.

Among couples trying to conceive, there is a portion that is reported to be using lubricants that are toxic to sperm.

The toxic quality of lubricants is due to the fact that they were originally only intended to lubricate during intercourse. Companies have turned to produce sperm-friendly or fertility-friendly lubricants.

In a 2014 study, Australian researchers aimed to "analyze the effects that lubricants, commonly used in the setting of natural conception and ART, have on sperm function in an in vitro setting." They found that two fertility-friendly lubricants had the highest sperm motility out of ten lubricant trials. Men who used the fertility-friendly lube also had the highest sperm vitality.

So if you’re trying to conceive naturally and are using lubricants, it's important to read up on the lubricants that you are using, and discuss with your doctor to ensure that they are fertility-friendly.

With the Dadi Kit, avoid the use of lubricants. If you must, use a lubricant made specifically for fertility purposes, as these do not contain the preservatives that will damage sperm.

This information on the site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Dadi Inc. makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information contained herein, and such information is subject to change without notice. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this web site or article with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician.

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