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When you are TTC why do people say to have sex every other day? sorry if this is a stupid question

I was just wondering why everyone says every other day. is every day not as effective or do they just say that because most women dont want to have sex that often lol. im just confused, and were trying for our second so any help would be much appreciated!!


Asked by Amanduhpanda at 3:45 PM on Feb. 14, 2009 in Trying to Conceive

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  • There are two reasons for having sex every other day , one is to insure there will be sperm there when you ovulate and two is having sex more often than that will deplete the sperm supply. good luck!!

    Answer by mommy2tu at 11:31 PM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • every day may or may not lower sperm count

    Answer by aliciatron at 4:30 PM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • Sperm count lowers if it's not "saved" up, so that may be why.

    Answer by emilyschildcare at 5:47 PM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • A man produces a new batch of sperm every 72 hrs. So having sex every other to every three days increases your chances of getting good sperm. Also having sex too often lowers the sperm count.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:15 PM on Feb. 14, 2009