What lubricants are good for TTC?
Up to 50% of couples report problems with proper lubrication. When you are trying to get pregnant, every single sperm counts and you don't want to do anything that impairs the sperm count and/or function.
Saliva is not a sperm-friendly medium, nor is water. Anything petroleum-based, such as Vaseline, should be avoided. Most other, artificial lubricants (such as KY Jelly, Astroglide, Femglide) have been found in several studies to have a negative effect on spermatozoa.
There are two FDA-cleared, sperm-friendly lubricants such as Pre-Seed or BabyDance.
Here are some suggestions if you don't have an artificial lubricant:
- Allow sufficient time for foreplay
- Have a romantic evening
- Massage each other
- Talk sweetly to each other
If all of this doesn't work, then you may want to try BabyDance fertility lubricant, the only sperm-friendly intimate moisturizer made without parabens.