Product Type: Concieve Plus in Health Misc
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A great lubricant to help you conceive
Conceive Plus Pre Conception Lubricant
Member Name: jillycat
Conceive Plus Pre Conception Lubricant
Date: 26/10/11, updated on 26/10/11 (589 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to use helps conceive keeps things smooth and slick
Disadvantages: Expensive will feel watery compared to other lubricants
Why use a sperm friendly lubricant the science bit!
A number of clinical studies have shown that the more traditional personal lubricants such as KY jelly are spermicidal (harmful to human sperm) whilst they don't actually kill sperm they reduce their viability and motility, thereby decreasing the chances of conception. Sasmar Conceive PlusTM is very different in that has been scientifically formulated to not harm sperm viability or function which is hope will then improving your chances of conception and pregnancy.
The World Health Organisation has produced reports stating the optimal condition for sperm survival and migration in the cervical mucus is a pH in the range of 7.0 to 8.5 and an isotonic solution. Sasmar Conceive PlusTM is formulated so that both pH and osmolality are at levels which are safe for sperm and again this is hoped to increase the chance of sperm survival so to help and aid conception.
If you want to read more about the lubricants science and why each ingredient is include the following link provides a lot of information http://www.conceiveplus.com/conceive_plus_ingredie nts_ph.php
DEIONIZED WATER, HYPROMELLOSE, SODIUM CLORIDE, GLYCEROL, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, METHYLPARABEN, POTASSIUM CLORIDE, MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE, CALCIUM CLORIDE.
The tube comes in a baby pink box with a baby on the front so straight away it is trying to appeal to couples trying for a baby. There is nothing remotely sexy about the packaging but it is easy to find on the shelves in Boots. The tube inside is again baby pink with the same design on it. The top of the tube has a flip top cap to make it easy to get into and to close with one hand as we found.
When we were trying to conceive we would generally make love most nights around my most fertile window. I wasn't measuring my basal temperature or using ovulation sticks to chart my cycle but instead just used the internet and typed into the "Baby Centre" website my first day of my cycle the length of my cycle and this would give me generally around a 7 day likelihood window of my fertile period. During this time we would use the lubricant to help me not only get in the mood as it were but to increase the chances of conception.
The lubricant itself is very watery and if you are familiar with the jelly like qualities of KY then this lubricant will be quite a shock and was to us. When I first got some out of the tube I was surprised how thin it was and had to quickly get my husband to help us both apply some before it ran through the palms of our hands. Once applied it is quite slick to the touch and certainly acted well as a lubricant. We found that generally one application was all that was need and there was no need for reapplication during intercourse. This was as it didn't seem to dry out in anyway and kept things nice and smooth and flowing throughout.
The second occasion we were more prepared for how thin it was and actually rather than apply into first to our hands then onto my body or my husbands, we would apply it directly to the area chosen and found this actually meant we used a little less and were more in control of were we were applying it too. Again this produced good lubrication and only needed one application per sex session.
As with most lubricants it did enhance the pleasure of making love and the lubricant added a little bit of spice to the occasion.
I do have some sensitive skin issues but never got any negative reactions or rashes whilst using this and neither did my husband.
The aspect of did it help us conceive well I can't claim that it was definitely this that did the trick. But I am now 14 weeks pregnant and got our positive pregnancy result after using this for just 3 months which I think for my age is a good result as it can take an average of 6 months of trying to conceive.
Comparing this to Pre-seed which we used for trying with my son, I have to say I prefer this product mainly due to the difference in application, as the tube method to apply it makes it seem more like a normal lubricant. This made the process feel a lot less clinical and more romantic which I think also helps keep you in the mood and makes things seem more pleasurable rather than focusing purely on conception. In regards to texture of the two products they are very similar and I can't actually recall there being much difference between the two.
Overall and recommendation
I would definitely recommend this as a sperm friendly lubricant it is easy to apply and whilst it is thin in its consistency it lubricates well and helps love making become nice and smooth. We did conceive naturally using this for 3 months so I do think it probably did help and live up to its claims of helping conception. At around £14 from Boots for a 75 ml tube it is expensive but we still have plenty left in the one tube we bought after trying for 3 months so it does last well. It also available from Amazon and I have noticed today (25/10/2011) it is priced around £9 for the tube.
Summary: A great sperm friendly lubricant that is easy to use and can help you conceive
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