Natural Lubricant Alternatives to Over the Counter Products
Fertile mucus is vital to creating a sperm friendly environment so in situations where not a lot of natural lubricant is released during or just after intercourse, around that mid-cycle where conception attempts are being carried out, then it is a good idea to use alternatives to the over the counter products readily available.
There are so many different chemicals unfortunately that are put into personal lubricants these days, which can impact the health of sperm and hormonal balance. Endocrine disruption is the first thing that comes to mind. Some lubricants can have quite a spermicidal effect, basically it can kill the sperm, so you need to make avoid anything that is very high in chemicals.
Avoiding products with questionable ingredients is going to be very important. It’s vital that you read labels and take into consideration what you’re actually buying. Anything with parabens you want to avoid, anything with kind of long, crazy weird names that you can’t necessarily pronounce is going to be a problem.
The most natural lubricant that you can use is actually egg white. Yes egg white is probably the absolute best type of lubrication other than of course a woman’s own natural lubrication because it has a very similar composition as the mucus in a woman’s body and so it’s good as far as the ability of the sperm to swim and do what it needs to do.
Simply crack the egg and separate the egg white and use that because it pretty much resembles fertile mucus. It can be a little bit messy, it can be a little bit fun, too. Obviously you don’t want to use the egg white for anything else after you use it for lubrication haha but you can use the yolk for another purpose later; not at all an issue.
Make sure that the egg that you’re using is organic and if you have an egg allergy, don’t use it. That’s when you would basically go and use something else. There are some natural useful lubricants in the market that are sperm-friendly and that’s essentially what I would recommend in those types of situations.
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