As mentioned in the previous section, many women become so preoccupied in trying to figure out the right time of the month to have sex that they forget about having fun and enjoying it.
When you have sex based on a calendar or a time table, it can lose a lot of the ‘fun’ factor. This can build resentment and cause stress, which can become a factor in keeping you infertile.
Researchers have shown that women who orgasm during sex can increase their chances of falling pregnant. This is because the spasmodic contractions of the uterus can actually help pull the sperm further into the uterus rather than remaining in the vagina where it can leak out far more easily.
Yes, there are some sexual positions that are naturally going to help your chances of conception better than others. Of course, it’s still possible to get pregnant with any position at all. However, some positions may help increase your chances.
Keep in mind that if a woman enjoys sex on top, this could reduce the chances of as much sperm getting to where it needs to go. Gravity plays a part here, so if you’re on top, the sperm is going to leak out more easily.
For the more adventurous types, you might be a little disappointed to hear that missionary position is still the leading favorite position for optimal conception.
Ideally, place a pillow under your hips to tilt your pelvis up, but be sure the pillow isn’t too large, as you don’t want the sperm pooling behind your cervix. This will also help keep the sperm in longer and give the sperm more time to easily swim up through the cervix where it needs to go to reach the egg. Don’t get up immediately after sex to wash or wipe, either. Allow the sperm to stay in for as long as possible.
However, if you have a tipped uterus, you may find that the “doggy position” might be more beneficial for you. Go ahead and get onto your hands and knees, and encourage your partner to enter from behind. He’ll have fun and you’ll be increasing your chances of getting that sperm where it needs to go.
There’s still a lot of fun to be had experimenting with variations on the missionary position without reducing your conception odds. See what you and your partner can come up with to work on ways to add spice to the missionary position to increase the fun factor, while still remaining in the right position for the most possible sperm to reach your uterus.