The sex positions that could boost YOUR chances of getting pregnant: Experts reveal the best moves to try – including ‘accessible’ missionary
- Experts have looked at the top seven sex positions thought to help conception
- Among them were the missionary, reverse cowgirl and doggy style position
- The two latter positions are thought to give better access & deeper penetration
The sex positions which could increase the chances of conception have been revealed, according to experts.
Among them is the missionary position, which could offer a ‘slim anatomical advantage’, as the angle can mean that sperm has better access to the protective cervical mucus.
Elsewhere ‘doggy style’ and ‘reverse cowgirl’ are said to be advantageous, as they offer deeper penetration which potentially gives sperm better access to the opening of the cervix.
Sheryl A. Kingsberg, Ph.D, a professor of reproductive biology and psychiatry, from Ohio spoke to parents.com about the pros and cons of the top seven sex positions used to conceive.
The sex positions which could increase the chances of conception have been revealed, according to experts – and they include missionary and the reverse cowgirl
Dr Kingsberg says that this position could help two thirds of the population, whose uterus is tilted forward – but not the rest.
Addressing the theory that if the guy is on top his sperm has better access to the protective cervical mucus, she adds: ‘There’s no scientific data on that, though,’
‘Having women on their backs makes sense for women who have an anteverted uterus, one that is tilted forward, which is about two-thirds of the population’.
Having the woman on top and facing away from her partner means she controls the pace and the depth.
According to experts this can increase the ‘optimum effectiveness’.
According to experts this can be a good alternative for men who aren’t keen on missionary.
Mindy R. Schiffman, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist, told parents.com: ‘The missionary position is more demanding for men because they have to use their muscles to keep from putting their full weight on you, putting extra pressure on them.
Experts say lying side-by-side and facing each other during intercourse can increase the ‘romantic’ aspect, relaxing both partners and allowing for ‘deeper entry’.
Much like the the scissors position, this position guarantees deeper penetration, potentially giving sperm an advantage.
A more athletic alternative, pulling the woman’s legs up around the man’s thighs again means deeper penetration, with the angle meaning he has closer access to the cervix.
According to the experts, a woman’s enjoyment can sometimes increase the chances of conception.
‘There was some research that a woman’s orgasm did help move semen into the uterus terms of the contractions,’ Dr. Kingsberg told the site.
But admitting that there was little science behind the theory, she said the most fool-proof way to increase the chances, was by keeping up a consistent sex routine.
‘Doggy style’ and ‘reverse cowgirl’ are said to be advantageous, as they offer deeper penetration which means potentially gives sperm better access to the opening of the cervix