If you are TTC (trying to conceive) and suspect male factor infertility or sub-fertility, the best advice is to get tested ASAP. Some men take medications that their partner does not know about that can stop them from producing sperm altogether, or they have a history that may hinder their sperm quality (military, chemical exposure, etc.)
But if you are not ready for testing (or your partner wants to wait a few more months because he feels the issue does not lie with him), then you can increase your frequency in the bedroom. New studies coming our of London show that having sexual intercourse even up to twice in one hour can improve a couples’s chances of getting pregnant.
How is this possible? Most couples are under the impression that once the man has ejaculated he’s used most of his good sperm. Not the case, according to the London-based hospital study on male fertility. The second batch may be even better than the first.
There is a lot of information circulating about how and when to get pregnant when trying naturally, and not all of it is true. Men and women think that abstinence can help, but in some circumstances it isn’t helpful, and having sex frequently can be more effective. Not having sex, for both men and women, may not be such a good thing. So the good news? Don’t worry about doing it too much. In fact, being stimulated and in that creative, pleasurable space can be good for both of you.