Ireti and her husband have been having the oddest after-sex ritual for the last ten years. Check it out! After her husband ejaculates in her, she lies on her upper back and stretches her legs up. This acrobatic position can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Her husband Bayo swears that this is how his mother conceived him at forty-five years old after having four girls in a row. This ritual has dulled the experience for Ireti as she does not look forward to taking this position after sex. She would rather lay back and be cuddled, but Bayo insists that this is a MUST.
Most couples have heard different myths concerning the best sexual positions to achieve conception or determine a child’s gender. But the fact is that there is no scientific evidence to back them up.
Researchers have found that sexual positions do not make any difference in your conception chances (baby’s gender as the case may be) as several studies done to verify these myths have debunked the theory that women trying to have a male child or to conceive should practice a certain sexual position.
A study that was done to confirm the myth that reaching orgasm increases the chances of conception found that women who reached orgasms on more occasions were likely to want to have more sex. And more sex means that they’ll have a higher chance of conception. However, this makes no difference to conception or the baby’s gender.
Over the years the below sexual positions have been believed to increase your chances of giving birth to a boy:
- Try It From Behind (popularly known as the doggie style)
The proponents of this theory believe it makes way for deeper penetration thereby allowing the sperm to get deposited at a closer proximity to the cervix. A certain author, Dr. Landrum Shettles proposed this theory. He stated that if there is deeper penetration (by means of the doggy style), the sperm is deposited as close to the cervix as possible which increases your chances of producing a boy. Even though Shettles claimed that the technique worked for him, there has been no scientific study to back up his theory.
- You Shouldn’t Be On Top
Some believe that it is impossible to get pregnant or even conceive a male child if a woman sits upright during intercourse. But there is still no study that proves that this myth is true. Fertility experts say your position during intercourse doesn’t matter. The vagina is a warm, environment in which sperm can survive for about two days (or even a week) and move to your fallopian tubes in one minute. Having intercourse at the right time during your cycle will boost your chances of getting pregnant.
- Choosing The Right Position That Makes You Reach Orgasm
It is believed that an orgasm causes the vagina to be more alkaline and that the shift in pH balance means that sperm has a greater chance of reaching an egg and fertilizing. But experts believe that the fact that an orgasm pushes sperm higher into the vagina isn’t a proven method as there isn’t any proof to back the theory.
But is there any sexual position that makes it more likely for you to produce a boy or even get pregnant?
There isn’t any sexual position that can guarantee you a boy or girl. A baby’s gender can only be determined by the male sperm whether it has an X chromosome (which produces a girl) or a Y chromosome (which produces a boy).
Couples always go to hospitals asking about sexual positions to produce a baby boy and the best ways to achieve conception. No evidence supports the theory that any sexual position is more successful at reaching conception or determining the gender of a child than the others.
Fertility experts stated during the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology that couples should be as adventurous as they want during intercourse because many of the couples trying to conceive or produce a certain gender may have forgotten how to enjoy sex. Some doctors say the important thing to do if you want to achieve conception (no matter the baby’s gender) is to have lots of sex. Have intercourse (in any position) as much as possible and as you want (whichever way or position you enjoy) rather than focusing on the time of your ovulation.