Sex can become a chore when you’re trying to conceive. Check out these tips to keep your sex life interesting, while increasing your chances of conception.
When you’re trying to conceive, sex can become a chore – something on your To-Do list, on a fixed schedule, and on demand.
Nothing can diminish passion quicker than that.
And the tension and stress that come with it can often push you further away from your goal of getting pregnant, because a fight-or-flight response is not conducive to fertility, while a restful and relaxed state is.
So how can you keep sex interesting (and relaxing) while making sure that you use the best position to increase your chances of conception?
Here are some tips for your consideration:
Keep the foreplay.
Sexual stimulation not only can improve cervical mucus and the flow of hormones in women, but can also increase sperm counts in men.
Both promote fertility. And the feelings of love, intimacy and passion are highly conducive to conception.
Missionary position is the best one to use when trying to conceive.
To keep the exchange interesting and exciting, feel free to enjoy various sexual positions. But when your partner is ready to ejaculate, switch to the missionary position, where the man is on top.
It’s the best position for conceiving a baby because the force of gravity helps sperm swim through the vaginal canal with the least amount of effort. It also allows for penetration closest to the cervix compared to other sexual positions.
The sperm already has many barriers to overcome on its journey to unite with the egg. So why make it more difficult?
Make sure you use the missionary position during your most fertile window.
If you’re adventurous in the sexual department, explore, experiment, and do what you wish when you’re not fertile (e.g. days 1-10 and any time after ovulation).
But during the 3-day period leading up to ovulation (your peak fertile window), make sure you use the missionary position for the grand finale of your intercourse.
Lay on your back for 10-20 minutes after sex.
This is another way to facilitate the sperm’s smooth journey to meet the precious Egg Princess. When you stand up, the force of gravity makes their swimming upstream more challenging.
Also, if you urinate right after sex, some sperm may be pushed out into the toilet, which can decrease your chances of conception.
Avoid anal sex.
If anal sex is your thing, you may have to abstain while trying to conceive. For one, anal penetration is not going to lead to conception.
For another, it can transfer bacteria from the anus into the vagina and/or urethra, which might lead to a vaginal infection that could threaten fertility.
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