So, you’ve decided to take the plunge. You and your partner are gearing up for some prime baby-making sessions, and you’ve timed everything just right. That love nest is practically ready to go. Except… turns out timing your sex life might not actually be the best strategy.
Doctors have long said that for those attempting to get their baby-makers a shaking, couples should do it two-to-three times a week. Well, according to a new study, there’s definitely something to the theory of anyplace, anytime sex rather than keeping those hot and steamy sessions to the weeks when a woman is fertile.
According to an Indiana University researcher, the male and female reproductive systems are constantly at battle. Basically, when a man ejaculates into his female partner, her body naturally wants to reject any foreign objects. However as we all know, sperm, at the very least, need to be welcomed in with open arms in order for an embryo to form.
Turns out the best way to do that is to have frequent sex. When that happens, a woman is apparently more primed to be able to handle changes in her body that make it possible for conception to happen. In the study, women who were sexually active had a greater variation in their helper T cells — cells that are specialized to attack invaders across the cycle. Some of those cells allow for sperm, while others reject them. Having a wider variety of both seems to naturally up the odds.
So basically, the idea that any sex outside of the ovulation cycle is wasted on couples trying to get pregnant might not be true at all.
Besides, doing away with traditional convention just seems like a much more fun way of doing things, doesn’t it? Constantly planning out when to do it not only adds stress (a big no no in the conception world), but it can also take the spontaneity and fun out of what essentially is a pretty fun deed if we do say so ourselves.
Bottom line? Have all the sex, people. Perhaps babies will be made.