How To Conceive A Boy – 4 Tips To Conceive A Baby Boy

How To Conceive A Boy - 4 Tips To Conceive A Baby Boy

If you have your heart set on a little boy, you may be interested in ways to stack the odds in your favour when it comes to the sex of your child.

While there is no scientific evidence to prove that sexual position can influence the sex of your baby, this legend has been around for generations.

While they may really increase your chances of conceiving a boy, it can’t hurt to try. Well, assuming you’re doing it right, that is. The best outcome of course, is a healthy baby. However, if you want some tips on how to conceive a baby boy, read on.

How To Conceive A Boy: The Theory

There are two types of sperm, one carrying the X chromosome, and one carrying the Y chromosome. The type of sperm that fertilises the egg, and determines what sex the baby will be (X for a girl, and Y for a boy). Dr Shettles, a leading expert in this area, believed that the types of sperm had a number of inherent differences. Through research, he found boy sperm to be weaker, smaller and faster than their female counterparts. He discovered that female sperm were more resilient and able to survive for longer periods inside the female body.

How To Conceive A Boy #1: Positions Please

Dr Shettles believed deep penetration was important to give the boy sperm a head start. With less difference to travel, the boy sperm would be able to outswim the girl sperm, and find the egg. The Shettles method claims that to improve your chances of conceiving a boy, you should have sex in positions that allow for deep penetration. It may not sound very romantic, but the closer to the cervix the sperm are ejaculated, the more likely they are to find the egg. Here are some position which can help accomplish this:

Doggy Style

The position most commonly mentioned during discussions of this nature, is doggy style. This position allows for deep penetration, and is touted by many as the optimum position in which to conceive a boy. You should kneel on all fours, and have your partner enter you from behind. You could also adjust this position so that you are kneeling or leaning over a raised surface, if you prefer.

Standing Up

Another position that allows for deep penetration, is sex standing up. Some people also believe boy sperm are given an advantage in this position, as they swim faster against gravity to reach the egg. For this position, your partner may be able to lift you up, or you prefer to lean against a wall. Either way, you will probably need something to lean or hold onto, you don’t want to end up in hospital after a sex fall.

Straddling

Ask your partner to lie or sit up on the bed, sofa, or wherever you choose to do the deed. You should straddle him and lower yourself onto him. This position allows for deep penetration, but with the added benefit of you being in control. If your partner has a large penis, or you feel discomfort when trying the positions above, you may prefer to be on top as this will allow you to control the depth of penetration.

How To Conceive A Boy #2: Male Sperm And Cycle Timing

Because male sperm is the faster of the two, Shettles suggests having intercourse as close to ovulation as possible. If you have sex several days before ovulation, then the less resilient male sperm may die off, leaving more female sperm to fertilise the egg.

If you are not sure how to tell if you are ovulating or not, check out our article on signs of ovulation. You can also predict ovulation by charting your cycle.

How To Conceive A Boy #3: Sperm And Your Partner’s Underwear

You may have heard that the underwear a man wears can effect sperm production – which may not be something you want to play around with if you’re trying to get pregnant at all. As the belief goes, if your man wears boxer shorts, this is said to be better for male sperm, as the scrotum doesn’t get so warm, restricting the production of sperm. Tighter underwear (like jocks) are said to be better suited to the survival of female sperm… but you may find that you reduce the production of all sperm the temperature gets too warm.

How To Conceive A Boy #4: Female Orgasm And Conceiving A Boy

As well as the old wives’ tales listed above, there is also a popular argument that the female orgasm plays an important role in the conception of a boy. Some believe that during a female orgasm, an alkaline secretion is released into the vagina, which gives boy sperm an increased chance of survival. It is said that to increase your chances of having a boy, you should orgasm before your partner during sex.

While it may not be backed up by science, it’s worth explaining to your partner, just in case.

Want To Know More?

If you want to optimise your chances, take a look at Dr. Shettles best selling book, How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby: Fully Revised and Updated.

 
Last Updated: October 20, 2016

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99 comments

    1. I’ve been obsessed trying to get a baby girl to follow my already 2-year-old boy that I followed all the tips above. I know that even with science, it all cannot be guaranteed but I at least wanted to say that I tried should I fail. I also looked up guides on pickbabygender.com/girl (I would recommend visiting this site also! They have a section for boys too). I’m due next month and I’m happy to say that… it’s going to be a girl! So, thank you for this 🙂

  1. Hi please help me .im the mother of two girls and and now im planing for boy.please help me give me gurantee tips for a boy.

    1. Right a week after ur period. U guaranteed to get a boy lol.. I got one being on birth control and morning after pill. All failed . I had my last period on the 17 th nd sex 6 days later and was pregnant with a boy lol

      1. 1st step. Make your body ph alkaline 7.5,check out on YouTube that how you can check your body alkaline by using a litmus paper(litmus paper available in amazon. Com)
        How to make alkaline .?eat alkaline based food you will get list in google.
        2nd step. Avoid pollution and do not consume alcohol.
        3.Do not have sex for long time before periods.
        4 . Have sex like doggy style (penetration important).
        5.Drink black coffee before sex (for men).
        6.Have sex when there is no moon.
        7.avoid dairy products.
        8.eat zinc based food like oyester.
        9.let the men empty first.
        10.tell your men to take time for shoot (or empty….) this will give good quality sperm.
        11.after sex female should keep a pillow under her hip and sleep for 20min.
        12.Have sex after 7days of periods ex – “if your period’s end on 7 try to have sex on 14.
        13.Mens interest is important rather than female on the day of sex.

        Dnt ask questions start doing and send me good news))

        1. I have heard orgasm together may give you a Girl.
          No orgasm together is more likely to have a Boy.
          I have asked some people and found this to be true . Thanks !

    2. Use the above tips and you will surely get a boy. I tried them and they I was surprised it worked have sex on the 14th day of your cycle or on the ovulation day. All the best. My boy 1 month 2 wks.

        1. no- most women ovulate on or near the 14th day of their cycle… which means you start counting the following day after your period ends. so 14 days after the last day of your period is what that means. some women who have cycles that are usually longer than the average 28 day cycle will ovulate a little later than 14 days. a better way for women who are trying to track and pinpoint their ovulation can just subtract 14 days before the first day of their period to figure out when they ovulated. for example- if a woman started her period on january 15, she would subtract 14 days back and assume she ovulated around january 1st. it all depends on how long your monthly cycles are. “day 14” is just the textbook average of a female cycle. everyones different

        2. 14 days after you start your period is usually when women ovulate. And ovulation is when the women’s body releases an egg in the uterus to await daddies sperm

      1. the same thing happened to me, except on accident. my husband and i only had sex 1 or 2 times that month over the course of two days (once a day) because I was out of town for work for the majority of that month. after doing my math & knowing my due date, we had sex on the exact day that I must’ve ovulated and either the day before or immediately after i ovulated the other day. i’m 99.9% sure i know which time did the trick, but either way, we had sex doggy-style both times like this article suggests.

    1. Hi Vanessa, you may be having wrong ovulation calculation. a week after last menses works for people with 28days circle, if circle is 30 – 34 it can’t work for boy. don’t worry your fourth baby will be a boy.

  2. am quite surprised that ppl would post articles on how to conceive a boy!!! this is pathetic and disappointig that in a world where woman are competing shoulder to shoulder, eduated women are wanting to know on how not o have their own gender and have boys! just ridiculous and pathetic that your site would put such an article!!

    1. A lot of people hope to have a son. NOTHING was sad about hating your daughter or killing/aborting her and throwing her in a dumpster because girls suck…its just an article about trying your best for a son.
      who are you to tell someone what they can and cant hope for? Maybe a family has 3 girls and is trying one last time and hoping to add a little boy to their family. Maybe grandma is dying and you hope to give her a grandson before she goes. Maybe grandpa is gone and you want to give your son his name. Maybe there is not one boy in the family and a change would be nice. Maybe girls in the family have a genetic condition. Girls are fun, but so are boys and any father would love to pass on his last name. There are plenty of people who would hope to have a girl over a boy. get over yourself. you have no idea why someone would hope for a boy, and really its none of your business. They will love any gender they get, but everyone can have thoughts or preferences for one over the other. You cant really control what gender you have, and i would hope everyone reading this would already know that but you can do certain things to help you.

      1. I totally agree!!! I was sad reading some of these posts about women being sad for a 3rd girl and honestly I have 3 girl and I love every piece of them! Do I want to try again for a boy? Yes, but if God gives me another girl I will be just as blessed and I love her as much as my other 3 who I absolutely adore by the way!!! If you are really going to spend your pregnancy upset if you find out it’s a girl then don’t find out! Wait until the baby is born and with all the excitement you won’t care! If your baby is healthy nothing else in the world will matter! But don’t make your baby who is inside you feel the sadness that you think you feel for having the opposite sex. Be excited either way and be thankful that Gid gave you a healthy baby! Every child is a blessing and they each deserve to be loved and cherished equally!

      2. J Smith yes thank you!! Not that I owe an explanation but things do happen! I have a boy and a girl from my previous marriage and a girl with my current husband and he would like a boy. We aren’t going to continue having baby after baby in HOPES of a boy so that’s why I read the article to see if something could help. If that makes me pathetic then pathetic I shall be lol

      3. Yes, we also have 3 girls and after 7 years from our last child my husband and we decided to go ahead and try for a boy. No matter what we get, we will still love our child unconditionally, our children will always feel loved by us

      4. My twin brother died and I want a son that can remind me of him and i can name the boy my brothers middle name which happens to be a one time family name so I agree lol I won’t get pregnant until early 30s and I’m 20 lost my twin at 19 we looked identical as boy girl and my genes make my family look the same so I definitely want a boy to give life to what’s left in me as my brother

    2. Hi Cherry, I don’t think this is a sexist issue. I already have s beautiful little girl, and now my husband and I would like a boy – is it so wrong to want one of each? My husband wants a son to do all the things his father did with him, but he still loves and cherishes our daughter too. I’m sure just as many people are looking up “how to have a baby girl” too.

    3. Thank you for saying this. It’s disgusting and sexist to try to have one sex over the other. It’s a child. If you want one over the other you shouldn’t be having kids. And ps GIRLS can carry the family name. I am.

      1. Yow see so small portion of everything. Isn’t it ? It takes lot more maturity to understand situations and then pass judgement. Can you eat just sweet or just salt every day ? DIfferent day you have different preferance. Similarly someone might alreay have a girl playing around in home with little barbie and kitchen items. May be now father wants to play footbal and cricket also with a small one in his family ? Whats wrong ?

      2. For me i do already have a little boy, and i think he would like to have a brother. he has no biological cousins, most of his step cousins are girls, and his biological father abandoned us and i’m married to a new man now who is wonderful and has no children of his own yet. he’s a guys guy and would probably love to have a son to carry on his name. because we are traditional like that. we aren’t rich, and for us having another boy would be saving money. i’m even planning on conceiving in the summer so that my baby will be born in the spring so that the new baby (if it is a boy) can use all of my first childs hand me down clothes and toys and other things that i have saved despite wondering if i would ever have a child again. i think my existing son who is four would benefit the most from having a baby brother to relate to. he seems kind of lonely sometimes. so before you pass judgment on the parents, think of the existing hypothetical siblings of the yet to be conceived child who go up to their mommy every day and say “mommy i want a baby bwudder to pway twains wif me” with their sweet little faces and their big sad eyes and how their mommies tear up and wish they could do whatever they could to bring joy to their existing child by telling them that they are having a brother to play trains with. people who want to try to conceive a specific gender are not necessarily only thinking of themselves, they may be thinking of their finances, their home size, the amount of bedrooms available for siblings to share, reusing saved baby items to save money, and most important of all fulfilling the wish of a child you already have. i know when i was a little girl and my mother was having her second child all i wanted was a sister. and then she was born. and i had someone to play dress up with. so get off your knowitall high horse and your pre judgement about the types of people who read these articles. my child has even told me he wants to name his new brother henry or james or thomas after his favorite train characters. and i think it’s adorable. if i have a girl we will be just as happy. but we’ll need a bigger place, more money for girl stuff and clothes, and a soft way to break the news to our pre-k son that it’s a girl. and possibly a tougher road ahead of us as i combat the kinds of toys and media culture pushed on available to little girls that i’m sure relatives will ignorantly provide for her as birthday presents which i already disapprove of. i.e. monster high (creepy), and brats dolls that look like little sluts but all the 6 year olds have them. and teeny tiny shorts and mini skirts that i’m sure she’ll want to wear but is not going to (yes they even have those for toddlers), but that’s all the stores have for little girls…so yes i always wanted a girl growing up, but these days i would see it as a much more challenging road. plus i’m more of a tom-boy myself and i feel very comfortable with my son and other little boys. i find little girls at the play ground to be bossy, shrill, dramatic and theatrical, petty, cliquey and materialistic for the most part. not to mention mostly acting way too grownup for their age. . all things that i never was as a little girl which is why i hung with the boys. and i’m not sure that as a parent that i have all the tools and personality to handle those things. i’m 9 years older than my husband and i don’t have many childbearing years ahead of me so i need to make it count if i only get one shot. i’m completely cool with my kid making poopy jokes sticking boogers in my face and being a mommas boy. I love him so much i’d like a second version of him in a way. and see there are all manner of reasons people could have for wanting what they want. keep negative opinions to yourself.

      3. I’m a girl, married and have three daughters and a son. I not only carry my Father’s name but also make it our children’s second family name.
        Exactly for what you said, that girls can’t carry the family name

      4. Lol Jessica (and Cherry)… “Disgusting” you say? Lol that’s pretty funny bc you’re the only one exhibiting sexism here. Obviously you don’t realize this but you’ve very clearly revealed yourself as the classic feminist you are…so classic in fact I had to write this comment in hopes of you seeing it despite being so out of date..

        Basically what you sound like to all of us non-sexist / normal / emotionally mature people:

        “Ugh…this world sucks, sssSO sick of women being oppressed and not artificially/politically treated as equals, or better yet as superiors to men like I so desperately want..ugh, fuck men they are the worst..anything not overly favoring women or supporting men is an absolute ATTACK on women everywhere! all of us feminists like to pretend that it’s sexism we’re against when we attack men and culture bc our feelings are hurt and we don’t think it’s fair – but really were the ones being sexist, we’re just to brainwashed / stupid to see the hypocrisy in our thoughts/feelings/words…Ugh..stupid men and stupid world..ugh..when will it end..ugh..!”

        How about next time before you make a classic knee-jerk liberal response, you take the time to read what people are actually saying, consider their opinion, and learn to respect people’s individuality and free will to have personal choice (after all who’s life is it, yours?? or is it theirs?) that way you don’t come off like an entitled, weak, irrational little brat (dare I say, idiot?) who doesn’t even see past her surface level assumption of the matter but merely regurgitates her own emotionally fueled bullshit perception of the world when it doesn’t even apply…

        It’s beyond absurd to try and classify (more like dismiss) someone else’s preference (whom you don’t know) as disgusting/sexist simply bc that’s the lense you’re viewing from…totally disregarding that people see things differently than you..and guess what sweets – it’s their RIGHT. They want a boy? Cool. They want a girl? Cool. They want one of each? FINE. Who cares, that has nothing to do with sexism..jjjeeeez lady get a grip.

        Ok thatd be a great start…thanks.

        And if you want to do us all one better – don’t be predictable and vote for the hildabeast – she’s evil and an absolute criminal – news flash: she doesn’t really give a shit about you or any other females so don’t be so gullible to fall for that nonsense..instead, take your head out of the gutter and VOTE TRUMP.

        P.S. Its beyond comical to picture you with your soon to be husband (or distant / non existent man you’re planning for) explaining to him that his last name can’t be carried forward despite him being a man bc you reject the “sexist” aspect of culture/tradition and instead feel justified in using your last name even though you’re depriving him of something no man should be deprived of, all so you can satisfy your feminist desires/agenda….llllooooolllllllllll

        That is seriously awesome shit. #TooGood

    4. I am the last male in my family I need to have a boy to carry on our last name I was the youngest of 4 children all bein girls except for myself. My uncles all had girls it either carries on with me or dies with me. I have a beautiful daughter who is almost 2 my wife only wants 2 kids so for our sake I am hoping for a boy if I get another daughter I will still be just as happy, but the name dies with me.

    5. Well I guess you’ve never heard of the female presenting, life threatening genetic conditions that some people need to avoid? Having a girl may be disastrous for them. Do some research before you yank out the sexism card.

  3. hi.thanks a lot for ur detailed info.its a lot of help.You mentioned in ur above response dat having sex a week after ur period guarantees a boy conception.is dis a week frm d start of ur period or d end of ur period? Secondly,does one wait for d week to run before having intercourse or can sex be had within d week? thanks.

  4. I tried all these the 1st time round and had a girl as my 1st born. 7yrs later tried these positions again & had a boy. 2yrs later tried them again & 3rd time round i am 31wks & having a boy ☺ so not quite sure?? Lol if these techniques work think its either way? Lol..be happy & be blessed

  5. I saw my period on the 2nd of this month,please which date is exactly my ovulation. I have 2daughters already, need a boy now.thanks

  6. I have one baby girl now with the age of two years,now we are planning for a baby boy so please suggest some better things and to conceive a boy which date is better after period

    1. Try NOT to orgasm together , This has worked for me 2 Boys
      and 1 Girls. It may work or May Not. Best Wishes to you !

    1. Hello Pam, If your menses stop on 12 for example count seven days on 18th, 19th, 20th & 21st hav sex let your partner be on top after he empty relax don’t stand up. But you must believe God. Thanks

  7. If your last menses is 7th for example hav sex on 14th, 15th & 16th for boy, if you are believing for a girl hav sex on 10th, 11th & 12th for girl. Above all believe God! Thanks.

  8. Please I have 3 girls already hoping to have a boy.
    Is there any special dietary requirements to aid male sperm to fertilise the egg ?

  9. i have two girls one is 7th class and second is 1 class, we want boy Please give better tips for boy born we required tips in Marathi language for better understanding.

    Pleas suggest urgent.

    Thanks ,

  10. my last menses was 12 nov and we try to conceive after 23rd nov….now I missed my period in dec…..what can be chance of conceiving baby boy or baby girl….my period circle are 28 days..

    1. My last mc date 24 to 26 June 2016. Pls tell me confirm ovulation date for baby boy.. …I am 31 yr old.
      Plzzz help

  11. Hi dear my last period nov 29 2015 my most cycle time is 28 days my ovalution timing on dec13&14 we had sex both days try to concieve boy I don’t know it s work or not but some body can help me for boy plz

  12. So what’s wrong with conceiving a girl? Shouldn’t we be more concerned about conceiving HEALTHY babies, regardless of gender?!

  13. Hi I am a mother of two girls. And now I want a planing for boy.what should I do?please help me. Thank you xxxxxxx

  14. Try counting your cycle and make 3-month-plan, start with first attempt in just one day, if not pregnant, the second month, go to the second attempt from day one and two, if still not pregnant in month #3, try the last attempt, make it from day one, two and three.

  15. i want to have a strong baby boy bt i have a 4months baby gal am doing this for my lovely husband its wat will make him happy plzzzzz am on my knees help me u know wat i mean wen a man wants a boy ladies thnx am waiting

  16. Oh my GOD people, did any of you go to school? GENETICS is what determines baby’s gender, NOTHING you do can influence this.
    If the sperm that get into the egg is X it will be a girl, if it’s Y, it will be a boy, it’s as simple as that. That’s how things work.
    Unless you genetically engineer your baby, you will NEVER be able to choose if you’re having a boy or a girl.

    1. Yes, Alice, you are correct. If XY gets to the egg first, it will be a boy and vice versa for a girl. However after having 3 boys, I did a lot of research and discovered that the condition of the woman’s body at the time of conception can influence gender. I “swayed” for a girl with a tailored diet and a particular type of exercise and now have a girl. No, it was not a 100% guarantee like PGD, however it “upped” my chances. Shettles does not work, 2 of my boys are Shettles opposites. If others are reading this and are interested, please do not follow the wives tales listed above. Do your research. There are lots of sites dedicated to supporting and understanding other women who desire gender balance in their families.

  17. Thank you for the info. It’s very helpful. Just wanna say there is nothing wrong with this, it’s gods made. It’s just some people found the way to count what God can’t come down n tell us. Thank you.
    I have two girls and I wanna boy. We all have girls from both sides so I wanna have a boy run in around now. My cycle 30-34 days

  18. We are doing sex on each ovulation date for 3 months but still I m not pregnant. I have already a 5 yr old daughter and I want baby boy now. Plz guide. My last period was on 18th March. Wen to do sex for baby boy.

  19. I get married 3 months ago I’m 35 I want a baby boy My period are irregular this time started on 18thmarch and end on 27 th march last time I get period on10feb to15 feb &in jan on10 &dec on5th pls suggest me the days of this month thanks

  20. If eggs are fertilized outside, as in a test tube, can the doctor tell which are boys, and only implant boy embryos? I’m past childbearing age, and just curious.
    Thanks.

  21. I can’t say for sure if these methods are 100% accurate for everyone, but my husband and I tried them for one month and we are now expecting a little boy in October. We used the Dr. Shettles method among other methods that we found online after doing a little bit of research. My doctor told me that the ‘drinking coffee beforehand method’ is actually not a good thing for getting pregnant in general. I would have to agree there is a little science involved in having a boy or girl. Either way, all that matters is that we have a healthy baby. But I won’t lie, I’m very excited that our first baby will be a boy. 🙂

  22. hi av been trying to get pregnant for the first time in one year know and i would like to have a baby boy as my first child plz help.

  23. Hi,
    Just would like to know what are my chances of getting pregnant with a boy, if I had intercourse with my husband 1 day before my menstrual cycle kicked in.
    Thanks

  24. Am married for almost 5 years and is coming close to 30years old with no kids yet. My hubby and I enjoyed well our life as a couple and I think it’s time to reach a new level. I was born in a large family with 4 children and is looking for same. I hope my first baby is a boy and that’s y am here reading. But if it’s a girl, I will still be very happy because the most important at the end of the day is that the child is healthy.
    Now I want to add after reading few comments from people stating they want a boy so the husband can play with him and teach him “boys” stuffs as well as the kid will keep the family name. I was a tomboy when young and my dad taught me everything same as with my brothers. It helped, I was great in sport, never had to depend on a guy to change the tyre of my car or doing its servicing, changing a bulb in my house etc.. Please don’t wait to have a boy to do some stuffs and treat your daughter same as the boys. Loving is one thing, teaching her those “boy” stuffs can make her stronger and independant. Let her play with her dolls, but let her also get dirty playing outdoor. Don’t think 2016 is modern, think that in 30years, the world will not be as now and better make her ready for the world 😉
    Good luck to all who are trying to conceive and congratulations for those already pregnant or gave birth. Wish you all plenty of healthy children 🙂

  25. Hi, pls am amothert of 2 girls and looking forward to having a boy. My last menstrual was on 22 august 2016, When should i have sex for a boy

  26. I am a mother of three girls and I pray to God to have a boy! I was told that at the end of menstrual cicle for 4 days should have sex and it gets a boy…let’s hope my friend and her sister in low had their boys in this way.

  27. Please am so desperate for a baby boy my period starts by 24or25 what date am I expected to have sex for a baby boy..

  28. I am surprised at d level of ignorance out there.How can u blame someone for wanting one sex over d other for a particular pregnancy?There are obviously varied reasons and circumstances that determine d parent’s wish to have a particular sex.There is nothing sexiest about it at all.When pple take their wish to have a particular sex to d point of aborting d opposite of their wish etc that’s wen we will all have issues.The authors stated categorically that a child of any particular sex is a gift from God and that their methods are only believed to increase d chances of delivering a boy.Frankly, it is obvious that the article addresses both how to increase d chances of delivering a boy and a girl.If u consider d opposite what is said about getting a boy, that will work as well on how to get a girl so d choice is with u actually except your prejudiced mind won’t let u figure that out…haha.

  29. Hi I’m married for three years now and i have a baby girl but my husband says the next time I conceive it should be a baby boy or else he will get another woman to give him a baby boy and now that thing keeps on worrying me because I don’t want to loose him to some one plz advise me on how to get/conceive for a baby boy actually the best methods of getting a baby boy.thanks

  30. i have 3 girls already trying to conceive boy but my problem is that i don’t have regular monthly cycle, my period always change, what can i do in this situation becos boy is important to me. please i need your help. or can i use the current month i will see my period and calculate my ovulation.

  31. So if my period is normally around the 23-24th do I count back 14 days from there an that’s when my husband an I should try?

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