Are you wondering how to conceive a boy?
Then you might be interested in finding out the various methods that are said to stack the odds in your favour when it comes to conceiving a baby boy.
While there is no scientific evidence to prove specific positions during intercourse can influence the sex of your baby, various theories have been around for decades.
These theories aren’t guaranteed for success, but if you’re keen, it can’t hurt to try – you have a 50% chance either way!
As far as BellyBelly is concerned, we believe the very best outcome is a healthy baby.
So it’s important to bear that in mind as you read about how to conceive a boy.
However, we do understand that couples around their world have their own personal reasons for wanting to try for a boy.
How To Conceive A Boy: The Theory
Male reproductive cells, or sperm, contain one of two chromosomes related to your baby’s sex.
For a girl, it will be X and a boy it will be Y.
Therefore, the sperm that fertilises the egg determines the sex of your baby.
Dr. Shettles, author of the best selling book, How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby, believes male and female sperm have a number of inherent differences.
Through research, he found boy sperm to be weaker, smaller and faster than female sperm.
He also discovered that female sperm were more resilient, and were able to survive for longer periods inside a woman’s body.
So what can you do to favour male sperm fertilising your egg?
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:
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.
Another position that allows for deep penetration, is standing up.
Some 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.
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.
How To Conceive A Boy #3: Sperm And Your Partner’s Underwear
You may have heard that the underwear a man wears can affect 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 partner 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 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
There’s 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.