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too much sex??

Can too much sex actually lessen the chances of conceiving?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:57 PM on Dec. 7, 2009 in Trying to Conceive

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  • If your hubby has a low sperm count to begin with, then yes it possibly can reduce your chances.

    Now, I don't think doing it for the 3 days leading up to and on actual O day hurts anything. My fertility doc actually said to do it the two days before O and the day of. There's no reason to do it so much. Watch your fertile cues (cervical mucus and cervical position) and then go for it!
    all4mymarine

    Answer by all4mymarine at 8:06 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • Nope. Urban legend. The more often sperm enter the vagina, the more chances you have of getting pregnant. Men who ejaculate frequently have healthier sperm too. Ejaculating 2 or 3 times each day does not lower sperm count. It is made pretty much on demand. Just keep your man hydrated.
    ecodani

    Answer by ecodani at 8:07 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • I went to a fertility specialist and they told us to do it every other day starting from a couple days before O and going a couple days after.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:40 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • The anon PP is right. You need to have sex every other day to allow your husband's sperm a chance to build back up. Having sex daily or multiple times a day decreases his sperm count.
    ThrivingMom

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 9:14 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • Here's another vote for anon being right. It's best to bd every other day. Too much sex can decrease sperm counts.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:08 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • There are conflicting studies on it. Just as some have heard every other day is optimal, I've also read recent articles about a study that has shown frequent sex, like every day, is even better. Just go for it and try not to over-think the whole thing. You'll only drive yourself and your partner nuts!
    halfpint_ny

    Answer by halfpint_ny at 10:40 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

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