Does Coconut Oil as a Lubricant Reduce the Chance for Pregnancy?


Please note, the advice given in this post was offered by neutral, third party doctors. Credential links are included when possible.

QUESTION: Does using coconut oil as a lubricant reduce the chance of pregnancy?

Answer #1: No. Absolutely not. This question is a first for me. Sperm are pretty strong! (1)

Click Here For Additional Information About the Doctor Who Gave This Opinion
Name: Dr. Robert K. Killian
Specialty: General Practice with a focuses on male health, human immunodeficiency virus, sexually transmitted diseases, depression and weight loss.
Location of Practice: Seattle, WA


QUESTION: Can I use coconut oil as lubricant for sex? Will it kill sperm or affect pregnancy?

Answer #2: “Coconut oil is fine as a lubricant, but it will not kill sperm or prevent pregnancy. It also should not be used with latex condoms. Use only water-based lubricants with condoms.”(2)

Click Here For Additional Information About the Doctor Who Gave This Opinion
Name: Dr. Joel Gallant
Specialty: Infectious Disease, Board Certified with a focuses on HIV/AIDS, Syphilis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and sexually transmitted infections.
Location of Practice: Sante Fe, NM


QUESTION: Are there any long-term drawbacks to using virgin, food-grade coconut oil as a sexual lubricant, both vaginally and anally Pores, skin, reproductive?

Answer #3: Should be fine. “Coconut oil quickly becomes liquid at body temperature, and should be fine.”(3)

Click Here For Additional Information About the Doctor Who Gave This Opinion
Name: Dr. Pamela A. Pappas
Specialty: Psychiatry, Board Certified with a focuses on depression, anxiety, stress, panic attacks and psychiatry.
Location of Practice: Scottsdale, AZ


Cited:
(1) https://www.healthtap.com/user_questions/798468-does-using-coconut-oil-as-a-lubricant-reduces-the-chance-of-pregnancy
(2) https://www.healthtap.com/user_questions/1079556-can-i-use-coconut-oil-as-lubricant-for-sex-more-pain-at-my-first-time-sex-for-to-open-hymen-membrane-will-it-kill-sperm-or-affects-become-pregnant
(3) https://www.healthtap.com/user_questions/612244-are-there-any-long-term-drawbacks-to-using-virgin-food-grade-coconut-oil-as-a-sexual-lubricant-both-vaginally-and-anally-pores-skin-reproductive


Article source: Healthtap.com. Originally published at https://www.healthtap.com/topics/using-coconut-oil-as-personal-lubricant. All questions and answers appeared there on February 10, 2014.

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