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Anyone use canola oil as lube while trying to concieve?

If so...
How much did you use at a time?
How do you use it (do you somehow insert it like PreSeed or use it more on the outside like K-Y)?
Did it stain your sheets?
Did it feel too oily even after a shower?
Did it work?

Thank you. : )

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:30 AM on Jun. 10, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

Answers (8)
  • No!!! please don't put that stuff up there!

    Answer by _mimimosley_ at 4:46 AM on Jun. 10, 2010

  • If you have to use something, you can safely use organic extra virgin coconut oil. Make sure it is hexane-free.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:56 AM on Jun. 10, 2010

  • Anyone who has been on certain fertility drugs knows that some of them can cause vaginal dryness, which makes baby making painful. Thus the need for a lube!

    There have been studies done that show canola oil is not hostile toward sperm as commercial lubes are. Link here.

    The results of the study showed that commercial lubricants inhibited sperm motility by 60-100% after 60 minutes of incubation. Sperm exposed to Replens or Astroglide were nonmotile and nonviable after incubation for 60 minutes. Canola oil had no detrimental effects in terms of sperm viability and motility.


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:43 AM on Jun. 10, 2010

  • i would try olive oil instead, or even the coconut oil like pp said. i won't eat canola oil, so i am not going to let it inside me either : )

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 12:48 PM on Jun. 10, 2010

  • Why don't people want to eat canola oil?
    Canola oil is low in saturated fat, is high in monounsaturated fat, and has a beneficial omega-3 fatty acid profile. I heard that it is the healthiest of all cooking oils.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:55 PM on Jun. 10, 2010

  • Is olive oil and coconut oil safe for the sperm?

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:41 PM on Jun. 10, 2010

  • Um maybe because she's NOT COOKING FOOD Anon :55. She's trying to make a baby.

    OP- Use room temperature egg whites. It's the closest thing to fertile mucus which is essential for getting pregnant.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:40 PM on Jun. 10, 2010

  • OP here. How do you keep the egg whites from drying out too fast?

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:05 PM on Jun. 10, 2010

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