Soooooo. I came across a something on the Internet last week or so that said that "saliva can kill sperm". WHAT?! Are you serious?! (That was my reaction) At that moment I didn't have time to do more research on it, but later on I did. Sometimes I swear the Internet is the devil, LOL, so tempting yet so confusing. In my research, I found a few different things. I guess that's what we can expect on the Internet because there are so many different resources and so many different interpretations. In addition, there is ongoing scientific research and new findings - constantly!
Now Hubby and I don't use any type of artificial lubrication such as KY-Jelly or Pre-Seed. We use NATURAL lubrication and/or SALIVA - go figure!
So, I just wanted to share with you some of the things that I have found:
Ok whew! I don't think I can deal with him not going down on me. LOL! :)It's true that saliva contains bacteria that could contaminate an ejaculate, but if you go down on your wife before penetration, I doubt there would be enough saliva on the head of your penis to interfere with conception.
There have been many studies done on what influences sperm survival. And most studies show that saliva can have a negative effect on sperm. If he has enough sperms then it's unlikely to make a major difference, but if he has a low sperm count then you need every single sperm.Well, we don't know if hubby has a low sperm count, but I'm trusting God that he doesn't!
Saliva has digestive enzymes in it that stop sperm from swimming on contact—not so good if you want them to reach the egg!Ehhhh. Ok. I guess.
My take on it: I figure that one single ejaculate contains millions of sperm and we need just ONE of those to fertilize my egg. I don't plan on stopping my normal course of activity in fear of killing my husband's sperm. I mean... would you?!
So have you heard or read about this before? What are your thoughts? I'm dying to know! LOL