Sperm Penetration Tests
How It Feels
Cervical mucus sample
You may feel some pressure or mild discomfort when the speculum is put into your vagina. The speculum spreads apart the vaginal walls, allowing your doctor to look at the inside of the vagina and the cervix. The speculum may be plastic or metal and may be warmed with water or lubricated with a vaginal lubricant (such as K-Y Jelly). Try to relax your legs and hips as much as you can.
Collecting a semen sample does not cause any discomfort. But you may feel embarrassed about the method used to collect it. If masturbation is against your religious beliefs, talk with your doctor.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference December 7, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology