Semen Analysis


#1

Hello All!!!

We are getting ready to do our semen analysis. We were just hit with a double whammy. I can’t assist and we can’t use lubrication.

Do you know of any tricks to make this go easy or of any slip and slides that won’t mess up the test. This maybe a little TMI.


#2

Pornography. :wink:


#3

Lol!!! There Still Leaves The Problem Of Doing It Dry.


#4

They don’t have a choice, they have to do it dry! With all that we go through I don’t think them having to do it dry one time is a big deal.


#5

My DH has given 4 samples… The 1st & 2nd was in 2003 & the other 2 were during our IVF cycle. I’ll PM you a tip that might help & is totally safe!!! :smiley:


#6

Make a video or pics of yourself on your phone and give that to him to take in with him.

To make it even more exciting don’t tell him you did it until he is waking in the clinic.

As for lube… no chance. He can’t risk contaminating the sample :frowning: Also, remember no ejaculation for the 3 days prior.


#7

Yeah, unfortunately it has to be dry - any kind of lube, including saliva, can be harmful.

Just had a thought that maybe PreSeed would be OK to use? But definitely run it by your RE first.


#8

[QUOTE=BackRow]Yeah, unfortunately it has to be dry - any kind of lube, including saliva, can be harmful.

Just had a thought that maybe PreSeed would be OK to use? But definitely run it by your RE first.[/QUOTE]

I never liked pre seed. It got dry and sticky so fast! And it is like $18… I would tell my DH to save us $18 and do it dry. LOL If it makes anyone laugh my husband when he gives his sample he gets totally undressed! Can you imagine a guy getting totally undressed at an office to just masturbate! :woohoo:


#9

I sent you a PM!! :o The other ladies are right no salvia, no lube… NOTHING! Your RE will give you details on it, I am sure.


#10

[QUOTE=Babybuggy]I sent you a PM!! :o The other ladies are right no salvia, no lube… NOTHING! Your RE will give you details on it, I am sure.[/QUOTE]

I am so CURIOUS! Can you PM me too? My mind is trying to think outside the box!! LOL:woohoo:


#11

OMG…thank you so much for that, I needed a laugh today!!! :smiley: :smiley:


#12

That seriously made me laugh!!! :smiley:


#13

Oops… I missed this earlier! I PM’d you! :o


#14

So fun

Hi all… u all made me laugh:woohoo: …I really needed it with all the stress that we r going through…good luck to u all…:cheer: keep up the good spirits


#15

It’s good to laugh as much as possible through this… IF is sooo stressful!!! Good luck to you, too!!!


#16

:clap: this had been very interesting topic. I kind of agree asking him to do it dry should not be a problem compared to what we have to do. My RE suggested mineral oil or veg oil. Dont understand that one


#17

I heard that mineral oil maybe ok but I would definitely check first. They usually provide movies/magazines for arousal. For our first IUI the TV was broken so my DH not only had to do it dry but he also had to use his imagination! Needless to say, he was in there for a looong time!

Poor things! I wish the only thing we had to do was mastrubate! We have to load ourselves up with drugs, be an emotional wreck because of all of the hormones, carry for 9 months and then give birth! They always have it so easy!


#18

Mine has had 2 SA done and than once after my ER. He had his droid and watched some porn. lol We go through way more than they do, so i didnt want to hear any complaining! hehe


#19

The funny thing is he isn’t the complaining or concerned. It’s me wanting to make sure we get the good sperm.


#20

This thread made me smile this morning! Don’t worry he’ll manage :). I agree with the other ladies, they only have to do one little thing and we go through hell! Good luck to y’all.