Dr. Bastuba explains if sexual positioning can improve a couples chance of conceiving.
Well that’s a topic that many couples wonder about and there’s two issues with that. One is, “Are certain sex positions during intercourse more beneficial?” And then there’s the question about, “Do we need to be in a certain position after sex to try to improve chances?”
During sex there is no data that suggests that a certain position is more beneficial than another in terms of whether the female is in the superior position or a missionary position.
However, some males have certain changes in their penis. Sometimes a bent penis will need a certain position. The key thing here is that the tip of the penis is deep inside the vagina at time of release. So, however that is accomplished for the couple, that is useful as you can imagine. We need to deliver the swimmers to the proper area in the female’s body.
Once penetration and release has occurred then typically the male will pull out. My personal belief is that staying in for a minute or two is not an unreasonable thing since often times for males, especially males in the 40 to 50 year range, they will tend to sort of ooze sperm out or ejaculate out the fluid coming out at the tip of the penis for a period of time after they have achieved orgasm, sort of that warm, fuzzy feeling, and so that’s not unreasonable to do. You don’t need to stay inside the female for 30 minutes or something like that. There’s just no advantage to that.
Then comes the topic of, “Okay, he has released inside me. He has now pulled out, where do we go from here?” Older theory was that the female should elevate her hips in an effort to use gravity to try to pull the sperm down or allow it to ooze down into her female parts.
The reality is that sperm are these moving cells and they have something called forward progression, at least healthy ones do. That means that they are moving in a direction. They are always constantly trying and so the actual position of the female really doesn’t seem to have much impact in terms of allowing the sperm to get to the egg.
However, many cultures, many females feel that helps and I can’t think of any negative to assuming a position where the hips are higher following ejaculation or sperm release.
About Dr. Martin D. Bastuba:
As San Diego's leading subspecialist in male fertility and male and female sexual dysfunction issues, Dr. Martin Bastuba gives hope to couples who have been unable to conceive, and to men and women who are experiencing the anxieties and frustration of sexual dysfunction. He offers complete diagnosis, treatment, prevention techniques and education for his patients.