Effect of an Isotonic Lubricant on Sperm Collection and Sperm Quality
Fertility and Sterility. 2013; 99, 4
Ashok Agarwal, Ph.D., Helena Malvezzi, M.S., , Rakesh Sharma, Ph.D.
This new clinical study demonstrates Pre-Seed Personal Lubricant is safe for use in fertility clinics. The clinical study conducted by a team from the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Reproductive Medicine has shown that Pre-Seed, “Fertility-Friendly’ Lubricant, does not compromise sperm quality. The results from a sample of healthy men over 18 years old with normal sperm showed the “motility, viability, membrane integrity, levels of reactive oxygen species, total antioxidant capacity, and percentage of DNA damage in collected semen samples were not affected by the use of the lubricant”.
The study concluded that “the isotonic lubricant Pre-Seed did not compromise sperm quality as evaluated in an array of sperm assays, suggesting its safe use in fertility patients” as well as for other couples trying to conceive.