Weird question about sperm and ovulation

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
Hostess
10856 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Sasha2011: The day before O would be the most likely though sperm I believe can live up to 4 days.

Post # 4
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614 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think it depends entirely on the hardiness of his sperm and the environment inside you. I don’t think there would be any way to tell without doing some really elaborate test to see how long his sperm live, on average, in your business. And even then, that wouldn’t tell you which particular ejaculatioin had successfully fertilized your egg. Like maybe the ones from five days prior are still alive, but they’re too tuckered out to break into the egg.

 

Post # 5
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5839 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Sasha2011: Are you asking if a 5d, 3d, Od sperm are all waiting in the same place, which would fertilize?

I dont think anybody really knows the answer to that. (ALthough I have heard that sperm only last 3 days in your body.) The whole which sperm fertilizes is kinda a mystry. They dont know why sperm X makes it and ther other thousands dont.

The goal of having sex so often is to just have sperm there since the egg only survives 12-24 hours.  

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@KoiKove:  This. My husband and I had sex on O-1 and O. I have no idea which day’s “deposit” did the trick, but one of them worked!

Post # 7
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1943 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think sperm from O day! On your O day, there will be a lot more sperm around from O-1 than from O-3 or O-5, because sperm ‘die’ off after a certain period of time.  So if all sperm are equal, then just by probability, it’s more likely recent sperm fertilized an egg!

Post # 8
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785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I’ve seen a chart that showed that people who had sex O-2 were most likely to get preggers. I’ll search the bee and see if i can find it.

Post # 9
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3119 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I feel like regardless of day as it relates to your O date, it’s literally the fastest/strongest/closest single sperm to ovulate the egg. But I definitely may be wrong, there’s literally no scientific evidence I know or have read to support that thought. 

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