What is preseed? Couples who are copulating for the sake of creating new life are inundated with advice: eat this and not that, have sex only on THESE days for a girl and THOSE days for a boy, and above else, reeelaaax.
Having a baby for some is easy peasy.
For others, it’s a challenge.
One relatively new solution to the problem is a slippery product called “Pre-seed” or “Preseed”, which is causing couples to ask, “What is Preseed?” and “Is it worth my financial and emotional investment?”
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The term pre-seed may conjure images of a farmer toiling in his field, preparing the soil in hopes of a fertile and healthy crop.
As you’ve likely guessed, however, Preseed has nothing to do with farming, but it does have everything to do with fertilization.
According to the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the majority of men and women have a product similar to Preseed sitting in their night stand drawer at this very moment.
The product we are speaking of, ladies and gentleman, is lubricant.
There is this long standing myth that only older women need lube, but as the study reveals, 25.4% of men involved in the study were using lube in the last month for fun or to make sex more comfortable for themselves and/or for their partners.
Data also showed that 20% of all women reported using lubricant in the last month to make sex more comfortable and exciting.
The creators of Preseed obviously caught wind of this and started whipping up a chemical concoction which:
a) Would make sex more pleasurable for both partners; and
b) Would increase the chances of baby making
Not Your Average Lubricant
A lot of lubes on the market today are non-spermicidal, which can actually hinder a sperm’s ability to swim and make contact with the final frontier: a lady’s egg.
Other water-based lubricants can still damage a sperm because they have the wrong pH and because they are not “isotonic” (meaning their salt or their ion levels are so high that they cause the sperm to shrivel up and die mid-swim).
One study published in the HealthDay News in May 2008 found that some lubricants can negatively affect the motility of these little swimmers and that the majority of commercial lubricants were “toxic” to sperm.
The OB/GYN departments of several of our country’s universities have also openly stated that they do not support the use of lube if you are trying to make a baby.
This is because of the glycerin and propylene glycol in these lubricants, both of which are known as being highly hyperosmotic (they slow the sperm down) and they can cause irreversible damage to the sperm, affecting its ability to swim.
And in case you are on a budget and are trying to use spit or water as lube, think again. Both substances can be deadly to sperm.
How Does Preseed Differ?
What makes Preseed different is that it is a water-based lubricant but with one major difference: it not contain glycerin.
This difference alone, the company claims, allows the sperm to move freely through the lube, thus increasing your chances of becoming pregnant.image source: Pre-seed
There are a lot of testimonials on the product page, from one person saying that they had been trying four years for their second baby before becoming pregnant with the help of Preseed to another claiming they were on their last round of fertility treatments and Preseed helped them get that bun in the oven.
But as a general rule, anyone should be wary of testimonials published without the full name, ages and location of the people providing them.
Digging Into The Science Behind It
As it turns out, this “Preseed” lube may actually be legit.
There is no doubt it works as a lubricant, and women who are on fertility medications (particularly Clomid) and may suffer from vaginal dryness will definitely appreciate this product.
One study conducted by the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Reproductive Medicine concluded that Pre~Seed was indeed a “sperm-friendly” Intimate Moisturizer that could “replenish vaginal moisture” without harming the sperm.
The product features an optimal pH (the same pH as the inside of our hoo-haas) and the ideal ion concentration for sperm to thrive and survive.
Would You Recommend It?
Chances are that if you are already considering Preseed, there have been difficulties in reproducing in the past.
Compared to the many other solutions, this one can boost your odds of making a baby.
- Preseed is an inexpensive way to potentially increase your chances of reproduction
- It should not be the be all, end all solution to creating a baby
- If your problems persist, speak to a fertility specialist
Have you used pre-seed or have questions about the product?
We sure want to know, and so do our readers! Comment below and share your experiences.