Make Love Daily, It Improves Fertility

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Husband and Wife and Men's Sexual Health

Making love or ejaculating every day can improve men's sexual health by improving sperm quality and thus increasing the chances of conception, according to an Australian study.

This study on men's sexual health, presented Tuesday in Amsterdam during the annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, suggest that a period of abstinence from a few days does not increase the likelihood that a man can make his wife pregnant either naturally or medically assisted way. The study was conducted by Dr David Greening, obstetrician-gynecologist at a center for infertility and in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Sydney. It was carried on 118 men whose sperm quality was below average.


After asking to ejaculate every day for a week with no other change in their lifestyle, he found that their index of DNA fragmentation (DFI), an indicator of the degradation of the DNA sperm was decrease from 34% in average (semen of poor quality) to 26% on average (semen quality "suitable"). The researcher also found that the mobility of sperm was slightly, but significantly increased by the frequent ejaculation. This increase was observed even if the volume of semen and sperm concentration were reduced.

According to the study author Dr. Greening, the improved sperm quality related to ejaculation frequency is the result of reducing the length of time sperm is staying in the testicular channels. This is a period during which they are exposed to the harmful effects of oxidative molecules.

In a statement, Dr David Greening therefore advises couples trying to conceive a child to "make love every day during the week before ovulation. He indicates that this approach could also help couples involved in a protocol medically assisted procreation "to improve sperm quality and, consequently, the likelihood of pregnancy."

Written by Armen Hareyan