No, have sex every other day! No, have sex only in the 3 days before ovulation! So in no particular order, here they are: Does having an orgasm increase my chances of getting pregnant? Though there is evidence that this is true for certain animals pigs, for instance , a more recent study done on human females demonstrated no evidence that orgasm caused semen to be sucked up into the uterus any faster than it would be normally.
So in all, it's unclear whether having an orgasm affects your ability to get pregnant - but it certainly can't hurt! Do I need to be sexually aroused to get pregnant? Will lubricants help me to get pregnant? However, there are lubricants that are specifically designed for couples who are trying to conceive. Lubricants such as Pre-seed create a pH that is friendly to sperm.
Should I avoid oral sex while trying to get pregnant? Unfortunately, the same study done on the lubricants listed above also found that saliva can inhibit sperm motility. This goes for both partners. Does holding my legs in the air or doing a headstand after sex increase my chances of getting pregnant?
While it seems logical that holding your legs in the air or doing a headstand would help the sperm to move towards the cervix, there is no solid evidence to support this claim.
Are some sexual positions more conducive to getting pregnant than others? Will having sex every day increase my chances of getting pregnant? During the fertile window, studies indicate that your chances of getting pregnant are about the same if you have sex every other day vs. Data suggests that semen quality is at its prime if a man holds off for two or three days between ejaculations - so if your male partner has sub-optimal sperm quality, you may want to space intercourse out a little bit.
But if not, and you want to have sex every day, go for it! Did I miss anything? What claims have you heard about sex and getting pregnant?