Conception Kit: Lock Sperm and Egg in a Room and Throw Away the Key

Update: Enter the Win a Conception Kit contest by June 30, 2008!

Conception Kit by Conceivex is home-based conception gear for aspiring parents. I’m going to jump right in and explain the mechanics of this kit, so if you still think a stork or cooties are involved in baby making, it’s best you stop reading now.

The kit’s PDF instruction manual covers 16 detailed steps, but I’ve summarized the 5 core steps below.

Photo of 24 Ovulation Predictors.

Step 1: Plan the Heist.
Use your Ovulation Predictors to determine when Mom’s egg is primed for cracking. A Predictor looks sort of like a stick. Mom pees on it for 10 seconds to assesses her luteinizing hormone levels, which usually peak 24 to 36 hours before her egg hops down the bunny trail into the uterus. The kit comes with 24 sticks.


Photo of three Semen Collectors.

Step 2. Seize the Semen.
When the time is right, make sweet, sweet love while Dad wears a condom.

Well, it’s really a non-latex "Semen Collector," but it looks like a condom. A real latex condom is bad news for sperm due to various reasons found on the manufacturer’s web site. Hey, I’m not running a sex education class here. Look it up yourself. The kit comes with three Collectors.


Photo of a Conception Cap.

Step 3: Shackle the Sperm.
Squeeze your baby mix from the Collector into a small surgical-grade silicone cup called the Conception Cap. Pinch the flexible cap, insert it into the vagina, and place it around the cervix. Then wait 4 to 6 hours. That’s the secret. The sperm is trapped at the mouth of the cervix with the only escape route blocked.

Can’€™t go over it. Can’€™t go under it. Can’€™t go around it. Better swim through it. And what sane sperm wouldn’t want to jump into that yummy cervical mucus and scamper off on an Easter egg hunt?

After a good long while, tug the Conception Cap out with the assistance of a finger loop on the cap’s mouth.

Step 4: Start a Memory Box.
Stick those condom-like Semen Collectors in a Ziploc bag and stow the bag away as a momento for your baby’s first-year keepsake box. How many kids can bring their conception condom to their fifth grade show-and-tell? Yeah, it sounds like I’m joking, but damn, wouldn’t it be a great conversation piece one day to have those Semen Collectors framed on your grown 35-year-old son or daughter’s living room wall? OK, maybe not. I made Step 4 up.

Step 5: Take the Final Exam.
At the appropriate time, use one of the three included pregnancy testing kits.

For Who?
The Conception Kit retails for $300. Sorry, I meant $299.95. Think that’s pricey? Maybe not to folks trying to conceive. The manufacturer intends the kit for:

Men with difficulties such as:

  • Motility issues with sperm
  • Diminished sperm count
  • Position of the penis opening (hypospadias and epispadias)

Women with difficulties such as:

  • Timing of ovulation
  • Hostile vaginal environment
  • Position during intercourse
  • Tilted cervix

Is it worth it? The manufacturer states, "In the Conception Kit’s clinical trial, 24 percent of infertility patients became pregnant."

Update: Enter the Win a Conception Kit contest by June 30, 2008!

Comments

4 Responses to “Conception Kit: Lock Sperm and Egg in a Room and Throw Away the Key”

  1. lisa says:

    When we were in fertility treatment I would typically have three ultrasounds a cycle, at $115 a pop (after insurance), never mind the drugs, injection fees, etc. So $300 isn’t all that expensive, especially since it looks like several cycles worth of treatment.

    March 24th, 2007 at 9:17 pm

  2. Dana says:

    Anything to keep me away from having having to use drugs or be in and out of a doctor’s office. By the time I make all of those dr. appts, I could be doing this at home- sounds kind of fun. $300 seems pretty reasonable, since it gives you 3 months on of trying. Shoot, I’ve spent a fortune using those sticks and all they do is tell you when- this is worth a try or 2 (or 3!)

    July 16th, 2007 at 11:19 am

  3. Judy says:

    We used it for the first time last week and it was a disaster. It’s not as easy as it looks for someone like me: I’ve never used a diaphragm or the ring, so this was all new to me, and I have a titled cervix. The cap is only one-time use, so you can’t practice inserting it. When the time came to insert it, half of the contents spilled on the way in – you have to insert the cap at an angle to get it up there – and the other half spilled while trying to get the cap on my cervix.

    Since I can’t practice inserting it, I won’t use it again. Maybe this will work well with others, but not for me.

    September 24th, 2007 at 11:52 am

  4. Kristi says:

    Does anyone have any tips on inserting the cap? I just purchased this kit and haven’t used it yet. Thanks for any suggestions.

    March 5th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

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