One of my ttc friends has just tried using these to help her conceive. Idea is that the instead cup helps to hold sperm close to the cervix. She inserted the cup immediately after intercourse (while she was still lying down in fact-sounds a wee bit tricky to me but I’m willing to try anything once)
She has been using the instead cups for her periods so is pretty adept at using them. This is the first month she has tried this so I will let you know how she gets on. She also inserted pre seed lubricant prior to sex .
She then inserted the instead cup (while lying down !) using a small amount of pre-seed to lubricate the cup and stayed in bed. In the morning she removed instead cup. So cross fingers.
I will let you know how she gets on
She has also heard of people also using them to actually insert the sperm ! Not really sure why though
p.s Just had a thought-if you have had a success using instead cups while trying to conceive please post your success story in comments
p.p.s While researching more information on the instead cup fertility as a fertility aid, I just found this interesting question and answer session about Instead Cups on the manufacturers website:
I am trying to get pregnant. Would inserting an INSTEAD® Softcup® Immediately after intercourse help trap sperm in place to help increase the probability that I get pregnant?
INSTEAD, Inc. has not studied the post-intercourse placement of an INSTEAD® Softcup® as a method to help improve the probability of conception. The use of the Softcup® as a pregnancy aid has not been cleared by the FDA.
Click here to visit the Instead cups question and answer session-the trying to conceive question is at the bottom of the page