In summary, saliva decreases sperm motility to nearly 0 within 15 minutes of contact, and has numerous other negative consequences. Saliva is in fact worse than KY Jelly, which I knew already was bad.
I was wondering if anyone on here has managed to get pregnant when they have had any hint of saliva near sperm? Anything to enhance SWI I thought would be a good thing - but it appears not!
From this article, the chances appear to be close to 0 so I was just thinking if couples (like me and DP) are having problems, why are clinicians not checking routinely if they have oral sex? I'm also wondering why this isn't in the NICE guidelines about infertility. It would never have crossed my mind that saliva could stop you from getting pregnant.
We pretty much always have oral sex alongside other sex and I was lucky enough to get pregnant very quickly with our son. Thinking about the positioning, surely the sperm generally gets deposited further up well beyond the saliva anyway? You'd have to have an awfully long tongue, surely? Or am I getting the wrong idea somehow?