When it comes down to the business of making babies, there are more questions and old wives' tales out there than sex positions in the Kama Sutra. Here, we answer some common conception questions to help increase your chances of getting pregnant. A: Yes! Some experts believe that uterine contractions during orgasm may help propel sperm into the cervix, but one thing is for sure -- the tingles and flood of oxytocin during orgasm definitely make you relaxed. And that means you've already cleared the biggest baby-making blocker: stress.
By Katie Dupuis May 22, Photo: Stocksy. A few years ago, I ran a mommy-and-baby group once a month in Toronto. The number of participants ebbed and flowed, depending on the subject of the meeting—everything from sharing birth stories to returning to work after mat leave—but no theme got a better turnout than sex. What is the best sex position for getting pregnant? Does reaching orgasm when trying to conceive actually improve your chances of a positive result?
Does Female Orgasm Boost Your Odds for Getting Pregnant?
I get asked if the female orgasm helps conception and I get asked if the female orgasm harms the chances. It does neither. When a woman is aroused, there is an increased blood flow to the vagina. The vaginal walls release a clear fluid that lubricates and neutralizes vaginal acidity and helps sperm survive.
For most men, getting their partners pregnant comes with as much pressure as giving them an orgasm , so it makes sense why guys might wonder if they have to do both at the same time. Still, the notion that female orgasms facilitate conception lives on as one of the more pervasive fertility myths and it sucks — just not in the way scientists previously thought. The theory was plagued with errors from its conception, down to the gross term itself, which is actually based on a typo. This suction effect was originally described by a husband and wife team of researchers in the UK in the s as insuck theory, not upsuck, psychologist Robert King, who has studied the insuck phenomenon, explains.