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Can Having too Much Sex Reduce My Chances of Conceiving?

Can Having too Much Sex Reduce My Chances of Conceiving?

When you're trying to conceive, you can become extremely focused on tracking your ovulation cycle and making sure that you have sex at the times that you're most fertile. You can even reduce your chance of conceiving if you become stressed out over timing many couples find that when they stop worrying about optimal temperatures and relax a little they soon become pregnant. Some people worry that they might be having too much sex, and could be damaging their chance of conceiving.

Having too much sex doesn't reduce your chances of getting pregnant, unless the man has a low sperm count. If a man has a low sperm count, he needs time to build up to higher levels of fertile sperm. So, if you're having intercourse too frequently, his sperm count doesn't replenish properly. You should have sex every other day that your cervical fluid feels wet this means that you are likely fertile.

If a man's sperm count is normal, you should have sex every day that you feel wet cervical fluid. A woman is only fertile for a few days right before ovulation, but having more sex won't decrease your odds of becoming pregnant. You could have sex numerous times every day at any point in your cycle, and it wouldn't impair your fertility.

In fact, the more you have sex, the more likely you are to conceive. Men who have a normal sperm count actually benefit from ejaculating more, as storing sperm can hurt its motility. Don't avoid sex until you ovulate in the hopes of increasing your chances. It is true that the density of sperm decreases with each ejaculation, but as long as there is some sperm in the fallopian tubes during ovulation, the odds of conceiving aren't diminished.

Experts agree that too much sex during ovulation doesn't hurt, but it may cause you more stress if you're attempting to up your chances of having a baby. Trying to conceive can become very stressful for couples, especially after a few months of constant trying with no success. If you're been having unprotected sex for 12 months and haven't become pregnant, you should see your doctor. There may be nothing in the way of you conceiving naturally, but it's better to rule out other causes of infertility. That way, if you or your partner has a medical condition that is causing infertility, it can be treated with medication or surgery.


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