Is your lube hampering your swimmers?

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Is your lube hampering your swimmers?

Sex lubricants, according to a study from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, drastically hamper the mobility of your sperm quality, that is the ability of your swimmers to find and fertilize your partners’ egg.

The study found that most lubricants decrease sperm quality by 20% or more within 30 minutes. One variety of the KY – Tingling – lowers sperm mobility by more than 75% the study showed.

The good news is that none of the sperm-slowing effects of lubricants persist if you stop using them, the research shows.

However, if you aren’t looking to making babies lube won’t replace condoms. True sex lubricants hurt the mobility of the sperm but all it takes is for one sperm to make it to the egg. Stick with condoms, as they are still your best bet against STDs and unwanted pregnancy.

However, if you and your partner are actively trying for a baby maybe it’s better to stay away from lubes that dramatically reduce your swimmers ability to get the job done. So if you are trying to conceive, stick with brands like Pre-Seed, which only lowered motility by about 1 percent which is quite insignificant.

In addition to this have a read at an earlier article on great tips on how to improve your swimmers.

Tina is a DailyStar senior writer. She graduated from Edith Cowan University. Writing has always been something she enjoyed. Her positive outlook colours every aspect of her life. Her motto -Life’s too short so get living.

When she’s not busy writing, Tina is exploring the city she adores, running in her local Park every day, drinking an absurd amount of coffee, taking care of an adorable pup, kids and traveling.

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