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Can saliva be used as lubricant during intercourse?

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Dr. Naveen Poola

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Posted on Tue, 4 Apr 2017 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: 28 F, Married

While having fore play with my husband some times there will be liquid discharge from vagina but some time it won't get wet

If it's not wet then my husband applies his saliva while inserting inside

Is it OK to use saliva or we need to use some lubricants
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Poola 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
prescribed lubricants after physical examination under the guidance of fami

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Using saliva is not advisable but at the same time not all kinds of lubricants are safe, particularly if you are planning pregnancy. Natural vaginal secretion is best for lubrication. You can extend the time of foreplay which allows good amount of vaginal secretion.

However, if you still have problems with it, prescribed lubricants after physical examination under the guidance of family physician will be good.

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Follow up: Dr. Naveen Poola 19 minutes later
what happens if we use saliva... actually we are planning for baby
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Poola 47 minutes later
Brief Answer:
natural vaginal secretion is best recommendation for lubrication.

Detailed Answer:
Nothing very harmful but as saliva may be source of transmitting some infection rarely, natural vaginal secretion is best recommendation for lubrication. Moreover, natural vaginal secretion also helps in proper passage of sperm and inturn helps in fertilization.

To be more clear using saliva doesn't cause any problems for your pregnancy.
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