A warning signal for women attempting to conceive

By Stefan Anitei, Science Editor

March 19, Softpedia

Using a lubricant may improve sex ... and that's all. Fertility is wiped out. A new research published in the journal "Fertility and Sterility" shows that 80% of the lubricants seem to be sperm killers. Only one out of 5 vaginal lubricants did not significantly lower the motility of the sperms or the integrity of the sperm chromosomes.

About 30-50% of the sexually active couples employ vaginal
lubricants, but some researches had signaled a harmful effect of these chemicals on sperm quality. In this case, the main issue is what women can choose in order to solve the issue of vaginal dryness while attempting to conceive, as in many cases sexual issues go hand-in-hand, and vaginal dryness can be connected to fertility issues. Harming the sperms would be the cherry on the top of the cake.

The team led by Dr. Ashok Agarwal from the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, assessed the impact of four commercially available vaginal lubricants (FemGlide, Pre-Seed, Replens, and Astroglide) on sperm motility and that of three lubricants (Pre~Seed, K-Y Jelly, and FemGlide) on sperm chromosome integrity.

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