(Closed) enough sex?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
205 posts
Helper bee

I’m doing a lot of reading because we are starting to try for #1. So this is all based on my reading…

You should try more leading up to your O than you should the day of. Sperm can last 3-5 days, so that one time COULD have been enough, technically. 🙂

Post # 3
2134 posts
Buzzing bee

Multiple times a day is not always better. Less sperm is produced. Gotta give them time to replenish.

Try to do it every other day leading up to when you think you will O. Then do it the next 2 days after that.

Post # 4
9632 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I read that you should just do it every other day around your O date if possible.

I don’t think 3x in one day is really upping your chances, since it takes time for the sperm to be produced.

Post # 5
6710 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

MeandYou :  My OBGYN suggested once, every other day when we start trying.  As stated above, if the sperm don’t have a chance to replenish, there’s not a whole lot going in there to help you anyway.  That’s not to say you can’t have sex anyway, of course, but you don’t need to force it.  She also said that in her experience, the people who didn’t fret, count down, etc were a lot more likely to conceive quickly b/c they’re less stressed.

Granted we haven’t had a chance to test her theories yet – my Mother-In-Law was getting heart surgery last time I ovulated and husband in a different state.  Oh well.

Post # 6
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Any sex two days after ovulation is just for fun. Enjoy

Post # 7
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My best friend got pregnant accidentally from sex 4 days before ovulation! She was charting and thought they were far enough from ovulation that they were in the safe zone. Nope! It can happen! 

Post # 8
755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I got pregnant by having sex on O-day (admittedly it was two times in the one day), and that was it for the whole fertile window. Quantity isn’t always required. 

Post # 9
2853 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I think the best day to BD is -2 or -1, but you are def still in the running at -4 and 0.

Post # 10
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m 6 weeks pregnant and only DTD on -1. I totally counted myself out that cycle, but it really only takes one time! but as other PPs have said I would try and time it before O since you don’t know exactly what time on O day you ovulate. 

Post # 11
9823 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I always see the “optimal” time is -2 or -1 before O but you’re fine.  Anywhere from O-5 to O can work.  -4 days and O is good.  No need to do it 3x though in one day, you’re not upping your chances any more at that point.  I got pregnant with this baby from O-5.

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