Easy way for women to conceive: Have sex TWICE in one night
Couples who are trying to have a child together may benefit from having sex twice in one night – and not for the obvious reason.
Scientists discovered sperm collected three hours after a man has already ejaculated swims fastest and is most likely to fertilise an egg. And using sperm produced no more than 180 minutes after a man last climaxed can also boost IVF success rates by a third, they found.
The Chinese findings contradict the myth it takes a man between 24 and 36 hours to ‘replenish’ his sperm bank after ejaculating. The researchers believe the longer sperm are stored in the testicles before ejaculation, the more vulnerable they are to DNA damage. For years, men have usually been advised to limit sexual activity to increase the chances of pregnancy. However, it’s time to change their minds.
The results of the study were published in the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. It comes after research last month suggested men who don’t eat enough protein have poor sperm and are more likely to have obese children.
But Nottingham University scientists said they were unsure as to how a lack of the nutrient, found in meat and lentils, can weaken sperm.
Declining sperm counts and doubling rates of testicular cancer could be a ticking time bomb for the human race, it has previously been warned.