More than 70% of women experience vaginal dryness when trying to get pregnant. An often irritable complaint, it can impact negatively on couples’ sex lives. When intercourse becomes painful for the woman, or unsatisfactory due to associated stress, the relationship may suffer. Interestingly, the better intercourse feels for men, the more healthy and motile his sperm will be. So, the more excited his little swimmers, the greater chance of getting little nippers.
Conceive Plus is the personal lubricant designed to relieve vaginal dryness for use by couples who are trying to getting pregnant.
Using a fertility lubricant is not going to increase his sperm count. For men suffering a low sperm count using Conceive Plus fertility lubricant can help provide additional moisture making it easier for sperm to swim up trough the cervix and reach the egg. A low male sperm count does not mean that you cannot have children – just that there are fewer than normal healthy sperm per ejaculation. Having healthy sperm is essential to conception and using a personal lubricant designed for use when trying to conceive is a good idea is low sperm counts are an issue for you or your partner.
Most commercially available lubricants are harmful to human sperm.2 To survive and function, sperm requires an environment that contains certain electrolytes. The World Health Organisation reports that the optimal condition for sperm survival and migration in the cervical mucus requires a pH in the range of 7.0-8.5 and an isotonic solution.3 Osmolarity measures the number of osmoles (Osmol) of solute per litre (L) of solution. An osmolarity range of 290-423 mOsmol/L is optimal for sperm and migration in the cervical mucus. Conceive Plus has been carefully formulated so that both the pH and osmolarity levels are compatible for sperm.4
1 Sharma, R., Biedenharn, K. R., Fedor, J. M., & Agarwal, A. (2013). Lifestyle factors and reproductive health: taking control of your fertility. Reproductive biology and endocrinology : RB&E, 11, 66.
2 Tagatz GE, Okagake T, Sciarra JJ. The effect of vaginal lubricants on sperm motility and viability in vitro. Am.
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3 WHO Laboratory Manual for the examination of human Semen and Sperm-Cervical mucus interaction (1999), 4th Edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
4 Owen D and Katz D, A review of the physical and chemical properties of human semen and the formulation of a semen simulant.
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