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These sex life strategies that could increase your odds of conceiving a boy
Think of using a certain position to determine the sex of your baby less like playing God and more like rolling the dice to see if the odds fall in your favor. While there has yet to be a concrete study proving that one particular sex position can guarantee a baby’s gender, plenty of parents swear by these bedroom tricks to get the baby boy they had their hearts set on.
Ultimately, it’s genetic makeup of the father’s sperm that influences a baby’s sex, but many parents (and a few experts) still insist that creative positioning can get the short-living male sperm closer to the finish line:
1. Try it from behind
Also known as “Doggie Style,” this position is highly recommended to couples hoping to conceive a boy, says Stacy Rybchin, founder of My Secret Luxury. Why? “Because it allows for deeper penetration, and consequently, during ejaculation, the male sperm get deposited closer to the cervix.” In general, male sperm are faster, but they don’t live as long as females do, so the less distance they have to travel, the better!
2. Do it standing up
Apparently to conceive a boy, you should have sex standing up! This position, like doggie style, enables deep penetration and is also thought to give the faster male sperm an advantage seeing as sperm must swim against gravity to get to the egg. While not backed by science, it’s worth a shot if you’re hoping for a male.
3. Choose a position that makes you orgasm
Seriously, we’re not joking! In short, an orgasm causes your vagina to become more alkaline. Fortunately for you, this shift in pH balance majorly favors male sperm, meaning they have a greater shot at actually reaching that egg and fertilizing it first. So go ahead, enjoy yourself, if you catch our drift (hint, hint). Plus, shouldn’t we all be doing this anyway?