Lubrications make penetration easier and help prevent the condom from tearing. Water-based lubricants can be used with latex condoms. However, latex condoms may be weakened when used with oil-based lubricants.
If you’re trying to get pregnant, it’s important to know most of the commonly sold lubricants harm sperm, which can decrease the likelihood that sperm will be able to survive the difficult journey through the cervix and into the fallopian tubes to meet the egg for fertilization.
The good news, Fairhaven Health, a corporate sponsor of the American Pregnancy Association provides women and couples with a lubricant that meets the FDA fertility lubricant standards. You can learn more about this sperm-friendly lubricant here.