KY is bad???

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Registered: 04-16-2007
KY is bad???
Fri, 06-22-2007 - 8:58pm

I didnt know KY kills sperm...I use it all the time.
I need lots of lube and dont have it naturally.
no one else uses KY??
I know there is pre seed, but they dont sell it at many stores.
What is everyones thoughts about KY.

THanks from a newbie

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Registered: 02-28-2007
Fri, 06-22-2007 - 10:43pm

Hey there,

I used KY as my primary lubricant and got pregnant using it. BUT, it's not the most efficient way because it will kill some spermies. My OB said that it's always best not to use a lubricant if you can get away with it...BUT...if you're creating enough moisture, you have to use something.

I've just been using Preseed for a few months but I like it a lot. You can order it online at their website or on ebay or a variety of places. Just google the name and its website address will come up. Personally, I think it's the best lubricant I've ever used--it's kinda expensive, but KY etc. made me feel "itchy" inside afterwards. Never pleasant. Preseed feels very much like your own lubricant--and it doesn't make me itch. So hey, I don't mind. I also think they have a program that if you buy 5 or 6 boxes and save the UPC code, they'll send you a box free.

Anyhow, so I'm a fan of it. I don't use it all the time if I have enough CM. But when I don't, then I use it.

Also, one way to help increase your own CM is by taking some Robitussin (or the generic version). Just make sure that you get an EXPECTORANT (which loosens mucus) with GUAIFENESIN as the ONLY ACTIVE INGREDIENT. If it's got other active ingredients, it won't work. I've also found that drinking a lot of liquids helps me produce more mucus as well.

Ah, I miss the days when I'd be creating TONS of EWCM on my own. And I had no idea what it was back then either...


Good luck!


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Registered: 07-29-2003
Fri, 06-22-2007 - 11:04pm

It may kill spermies but it didn't get the one that made my dd!

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Registered: 03-16-2005
Tue, 06-26-2007 - 5:30pm

I like lubrication generally too... but I have invested in Preseed (from on-line) as I understand that it is the only lube that maintains sperm, as opposed to being quite toxic to sperm.

I got some from I like the texture and feel. I can't say yet that it has made a difference as we have only tried it with one cycle.

Good luck!


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Registered: 12-18-2006
Wed, 06-27-2007 - 12:01pm

good am all,

i had heard in the past boards that egg whites are good for cm help....any thoughts


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Registered: 03-16-2005
Wed, 06-27-2007 - 2:51pm

There was a thread that discussed it a while back... I can't recall anyone saying it was a great idea. The texture is the same, but there was no confirmation that it acted as a transmitter... and then there is the "ew gross" factor.

Preseed isn't especially expensive and the expectorant cough syrup method is even cheaper still...


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Registered: 11-25-2005
Wed, 06-27-2007 - 8:02pm

I got pg last time using KY.

My personal opion is if it "killed sprem" we'd market it as a contraceptive....but I have a strong feeling the failure rate would be about 99%.

Preseed can be ordered is a better option : )




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