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Lubricants kill sperm? Truth or Myth?

Hello!

My husband and I decided to try for a baby.

Since I have a history of UTIs caused by (rough) sex, my doctor suggested always using a lubricant while having sex. The truth is that since we started using lubricant (Duo or DUREX most of the time), our sex life has improved dramatically and I haven't had any UTIs.

Unfortunately, I came across an article that wrote that lubricants "kill" sperm and hinter conception.

I am really worried now.

My doctor says that this is about lubricants that contain spermicides. According to the labels, neither Duo nor Durex lubs contain spermicides.

What should i do?

Should I opt for no lubricant and risk getting UTIs or should i stick to my lubricants and risk not having a baby?

Has anyone got pregnant despite using lubricant??
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1413149 tn?1344007627
regarding to what i know that lubricant does not affect the sperms... did your husband did sperms analyses ?
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1756475 tn?1330542313
Many lubes actually have a spermicide in them.  Read the contents on the packaging. There are really only a couple out there that don't.  
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1346146 tn?1299364097
There is only one lubricant on the market that doesn't kill sperm.  Its called pre seed.  All others have ingredients that are not sperm friendly.  Good luck.
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