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Q: Pregnancy ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Pregnancy
Category: Family and Home > Parenting
Asked by: mikel9999-ga
List Price: $2.50
Posted: 17 Jun 2005 05:04 PDT
Expires: 17 Jul 2005 05:04 PDT
Question ID: 534162
Does KY brand of personal lubricants have spermicidal properties?
Subject: Re: Pregnancy
Answered By: politicalguru-ga on 17 Jun 2005 05:55 PDT
Dear Mikel, 

The regular KY, as well as KY-Silk and other types of KY are not
contraceptives and cannot be used as a substitute for other means of

However, K Y Plus - Spermicides Vaginal is a contraceptive:

US Phar MD - K Y Plus - Spermicides Vaginal  

Read more about the difference between spermacides and lubricants: 

Brown University Health Education - Spermicides and Lubricants 

However, there is some evidence - inconclusive - that lubricants in
general might reduce the quality of the sperm and therefore the
chances of getting pregnant:

Joanna Ellington, Ph.D., "Infertility and the Use of Vaginal
Lubricants: Confused Yet?", Stork Net,

I hope this answers your question. Please contact me if you need any
clarification on this answer before you rate it. My search terms were:
spermicide lubricants, spermicide ky, spermicides
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