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Let’s talk conception and lube! Share your experiences and thoughts with Balance Activ and you could win a Cambridge Satchel full of Balance Activ products (worth £250) NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 02-Dec-13 10:41:07

Balance Activ want to hear Mumsnetters' thoughts and experiences about using lube when TTCing.

Here's what Balance Activ have to say, "We conducted a survey of 2,000 women across the UK and we discovered....

~ 46% of women trying to conceive experience pain during or after intercourse due to vaginal dryness
~ Normal off-the-shelf lubricants are spermicidal yet 25% of those trying to conceive are using lubricants that are as toxic to sperm as contraceptive jellies"

Balance Activ are promoting their new sperm-friendly lubricant developed specifically for couples trying to conceive - giving a boost to sperm motility, helping create the right environment for sperm to survive as well as providing lubrication which is sometimes needed.

They say "The vagina can be a harsh environment for sperm to survive because its pH level is 4.5, in contrast to semen which is between 7-8. Balance Activ Conceive Fertility Gel and Spray has a pH level of 7, creating the ideal environment for sperm to survive. Both products also benefit from a key ingredient – Hyaluronic Acid (HA) which is naturally present in the vagina and cervical fluid, which allows the sperm to move more easily towards the egg. It is safe, natural, odourless and non-sticky, designed to help couples trying to conceive."

They'd love to hear your thoughts, opinions and experiences of using a lubricant during conception and how it can help. As well as any experiences of using regular lubes when TTCing. Where do you get advice on this topic from? And have you heard or read about any issues with jellies or lube when TTCing?

Every MNer who adds a comment to this thread will be entered into the prize draw to win a Cambridge satchel full of Balance Activ product (worth £250)!

They also have 30 free samples of Balance Activ Fertility Spray to give away. Winners will be chosen at random from all comments placed before 16/12/13.

Thanks MNHQ

whatareyoueventalkingabout Sun 15-Dec-13 20:09:46

I haven't ever needed to use it but would use this for sure!

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 16-Dec-13 11:54:00

Thanks for all the comments: mrscog wins the Cambridge satchel full of Balance Activ product (worth £250) - will do the 30 extra winners shortly

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 16-Dec-13 13:18:43

And the following MNers all win a sample of Balance Activ Fertility Spray - abbykacz, bakingqueen, BrittleStick, Bubbles85, CakeLab, cheshirekat1, DinoSnores, DontCallMeDaughter, endoflevelbaddy, flymo79, GreyWhites, Ilikesweetpeas, KateOxford, ladybunnikins, Letitsnow9, Littlemissexpecting, Luckystar1, Macdog, MrsClauswearsspanx, PenguinSalute, Punkatheart, QuickQuickSloe, RemoteControlGeekToyOfTheYear, seasavage, ShreddedHoops, SpicedTeaAndXmasCakeOrDeath, StarsAbove, Steffanoid, Thatsnotmyfigure and Vikkijayne2507

KatoPotatoHoHo Mon 16-Dec-13 13:21:46

Well done everyone.

MrsCog will you be telling all your friends and family you won a huge satchel of lube??

Happy Skooshing ladies!

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