I've heard from multiple websites that saliva can kill sperm just like any other lubricant like KY or something. My hubby uses his saliva down there alot when he first puts it in and when we change positions even if i'm really wet down there. It's like a habbit for him or something lol. Anyone else have a hubby that does this? I feel it's probably why i'm not getting preggers. I'm not really on him about too much because we are only NTNP right now but at the end of the year when we are TTC full on i'll be on him about it. Am i just crazy for thinking that saliva is a big factor?
I might have to look into this as it's something we do alot too...... should say have just have done. My B&B addiction is starting to take hold and I'm laying here in a post coital glow typing on my phone!! Hubby's fast asleep though so what he doesn't know and all that
Member question: I was wondering if saliva does kill sperm?
Dr. Amos: There have been many studies done on what influences sperm survival. And most studies show that saliva can have a negative effect on sperm. If he has enough sperms then it's unlikely to make a major difference, but if he has a low sperm count then you need every single sperm.
Infertile couples frequently experience sexual dysfunction during their infertility investigations, including inadequate vaginal lubrication. In a attempt to look for a lubricant that would not impair sperm motility and activity, saliva was added to normal semen from healthy male donors. Saliva induced a "shaking movement" in 12% of the total sperm population incubated with high concentrations of saliva. This phenomenon did not occur with low concentrations of saliva, but sperm motility and progression significantly decreased. The results indicate that saliva has a deleterious effect on sperm motility and activity and should not be encouraged as a vaginal lubricant for the infertile couple.
sorry for the essay, but from what I can see, saliva is a no no and appears to be the worst out of all lubricant options!! So glad you raised this. Pre-seed is the best way to go from all accounts.
I think it is worst for couples who are TTC with a low sperm count, buy still, I'd like to think I'm giving all my hubby's swimmers a fair crack at it!
Thanks hunnybump and good luck for the end of the year x
one of the ladies above me just pretty much said what i was going to say but in more detail. i mean...it can make a difference yes, but its certainly far from any sort of birth control. i have an idea for you...preseed is said to be good for concieving so you could use some of that right away so he doesnt think he needs to use his spit...just tell him you want to try lub instead.
Thanks for the info!! i have pretty heavy CM during my ovulation week i just need to crack down on him and tell him no we don't need that lol. And i don't know if he has low sperm count or not. I know when he was in highschool he was a big pothead but he hasn't done that since he was 17. But i heard that does lower sperm count. Lets hope not. Thanks for the responses.
I dont think the fact that your OH spits a bit affects your ability TTC! After all, the spit isn't travelling up your vagina in the same way sperm is! I think the spit is too small a quantity to worry about, so dont! Just enjoy NTNP! x
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