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Why shouldn't we use sexual lubricants if we want to conceive?

Kevin W. Windom, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Some sexual lubricants can cause decrease in sperm motility.  If the sperm are unable to swim up through the vagina into the cervix, they will never make it to the fallopian tubes to unite with an egg, and this can be counterproductive in trying to achieve a pregnancy.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
While sexual lubricants can be helpful (and pleasing) in many circumstances, they actually can slow down sperm. And in the race of capture-the-egg, slowing down the sperm can cost you the game.
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