Ask TFL: Is Your Sex Position Preventing You From Getting Pregnant?


Question: I would like to know if our favourite sex position is preventing us from having another baby. My wife has not been pregnant since our son was born four years ago. Each time we have sex, we prefer the the woman-on-top position. Can my wife get pregnant while riding me?

Answer: One thing you should know is, a woman can get pregnant despite the sex positions. No matter whether you’re doing it in the missionary position, woman-on-top, doggie style, spooning, or standing up, a woman has an equal chance of getting pregnant during unprotected sexual intercourse. The idea that woman-on-top leads to lower chances of conception is a misconception, a myth, and misinformation.

Regardless of a woman’s position during sex, if a man ejaculates inside her vagina, there is a possibility of pregnancy. After all, 300 to 500 million sperm are typically released in a single ejaculation. Sperm can swim in different directions (including upwards) when they spurt into the vaginal canal. If a woman is ovulating, healthy sperm can potentially swim through favorable cervical mucus. If it meets up with a healthy egg, conception can occur.

So, if you are having difficulties getting pregnant again, you should see a medical practitioner who would then give you further advice.

Good luck.

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