I was such a novice when I first started this TTC journey that I didn’t have a clue what Pre-Seed was. I credit the online forum I was a member of for my crash program of all things fertility related. After seeing so many member community members rave about Pre-Seed, some even crediting it with their pregnancies, my curiosity was piqued. I had to find out more.
My husband and I had never really needed lubricants, which is possibly why it had never been a consideration for us. But as the more I read about it, the more fascinated I was. I read that saliva actually kills sperm, as a result of the bacteria in the mouth (interesting!). I also read that regular lubricants can create a barrier which could prevent sperm from getting to the cervix. I even read that some of these lubricants even have spermicide in them (all the more interesting!). On the other hand, Pre-Seed was supposed to be a sperm friendly lubricant that would actually mimic vaginal fluids, enabling the sperm to swim even better. For those who had a short supply of cervical mucus, Pre-Seed was the natural choice, as it was supposed to provide an even better medium for the sperm.
That was all I needed to hear! I was sold! Off I went to search for Pre-Seed! The search took a bit longer than I expected, as it wasn’t readily available in most pharmacies or supermarkets at the time. Anyways, I eventually found it. I was momentarily taken aback by how pricey it was (well, compared with what I had thought it would cost), but proceeded to buy a pack. I got home and ripped the box open. I don’t know exactly what I was expecting. Probably a tube of lubricant that could be applied quickly, before things got hot with my DH. Imagine my shock when I found, in addition to the tube of lubricant, a dozen applicators. Apparently, it wasn’t enough to just apply the lubricant topically, I would have to use the applicator for best effect. Hmmm….I knew this would be a problem. For my DH, aka Mr. Spontaneous, having to plan and time our sex was already bad enough. Having to introduce some more processes and procedures would be a total mood killer. And I was correct! The first time I attempted to use it, he gave me a confused look when I halted things to reach for my Pre-Seed applicator. And being the first time for me, I fumbled and bumbled with it, until we gave up and used it as a normal lubricant instead. Apart from maybe the fact that it made sex even more amazing, I’m not sure I used it well enough to help his swimmers. Subsequently, we gave up on it. The pack of Pre-Seed sat unused at the side of our bed up until the time the girls were born, after which I threw it away.
But, if used properly, I am in full agreement of the fact that Pre-Seed is no myth, and actually does help TTC efforts. Nothing can take away from the fact that it DOES help the male partner’s swimmers along their course, which is definitely a plus in TTC world. If, however, you are like me and don’t quite work well with applicators (I was never even able to use a tampon properly), then you could just apply it as you would your standard lubricant. It has been proven to be a much safer option than those other lubricants, and I dare say you also get the same level of sexual enhancement.
It definitely has my stamp of approval and a 5 star rating from me