What Should the pH of Fertility-Friendly Lube Be?

Considering trying a fertility lubricant, but confused by the information about pH levels? Dust off your old high school chemistry book; let’s do a refresh on what pH is in the first place!

By fertility expert and OBGYN Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

Dust off your old high school chemistry book; let’s do a refresh on what pH is in the first place. pH is a scale, from zero to 14, used to specify the acidity or alkalinity of a water-based environment. A lower number is more acidic (think: orange juice, which has a pH of around 3.5). Substances with a high pH, like bleach, which has a pH of 13, are alkaline. In the middle, there is pure water, which has a pH of seven and is considered “neutral” because it has neither acidic nor basic qualities. A pH greater than seven is considered “basic.”

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