Of the women who entered the study during their first cycle of attempt, The broader window was designed to accommodate for possible error in the definition of the day of ovulation, which was defined by the calendar method The effects of vaginal lubricants and moisturizers on computer assisted sperm analysis CASA parameters associated with cervical mucus penetration. KY Jelly and Glycerol were excluded from the vitality analysis, see text. In vitro studies have shown that lubricants can harm sperm motility. But if you have a favorite lube, keep using it. Effect of vaginal lubricants on sperm motility and chromatin integrity:
Women with a history of infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, pelvic radiation, or with a partner with a history of infertility were excluded from participation.
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Sperm DNA fragmentation is not significantly affected by exposure to different lubricants. Past studies also have shown that over-the-counter lubricants impeded the ability of sperm to swim during test-tube experiments. Lubricants were used in Methods The present study was based on the work previously reported by Agarwal et al. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Motility analysis Motility was analysed following lubricant exposure to determine the effect of lubricants on sperm motility. We also were concerned that lubricant use would vary based on timing of the intercourse during the menstrual cycle.