The short answer: It depends. Frustrating, we know! Women are most likely to get pregnant during their fertile window, the five days leading up to ovulation. Does it help to do it more often? Sex every other day? So, men with normal sperm counts can have sex every other day during the fertile window and still have a good chance of impregnating their partner.
Read on to find out where that number came from, how ejaculation affects your prostate cancer risk, what happens to your sperm, and more. The article details the results of a study of 31, men published in the December issue of European Urology. The study in question relied on self-reported answers — once in and once in — about how often they ejaculated each month and whether they developed prostate cancer. The reason for emission may play a role in any potential benefits. A comprehensive study — the one that launched all the headlines — of nearly 32, males between and suggests that frequent ejaculation may lower the risk of prostate cancer. This means that the results may not be entirely accurate.
Obviously having sex increases your chances of getting pregnant. Getting pregnant naturally is impossible without it. While logic would tell you that the more you have sex the greater your chances are that a sperm and egg will finally meet and make a baby, that's not necessarily the case.
The good news, there are some very tangible lifestyle changes that men can make to improve their sperm health and overall fertility. It is generally known that most men produce millions of new sperm every day. You also might not realize that when sperm are initially formed within the testicles, they lack the ability to swim forward or fertilize an egg until they make their way through the reproductive tract. Sperm are living cells within the male body and are subject to whatever conditions the rest of the body is exposed to throughout their development cycle.