Are you wondering how to conceive a boy?
If so, you might be interested in finding out the various methods said to stack the odds in your favour, when it comes to conceiving a baby boy.
Be aware that various gender swaying theories have been around for decades.
These theories aren’t guaranteed for success and aren’t always backed by science (unlike some of our suggestions!).
But if you’re keen, it can’t hurt to try – you have a 50% chance either way!
At the end of the article, I’ve included details of a more recent book to be published, which is based on scientific research.
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
Before we jump into the tips about how to conceive a boy, first, some important basics.
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 key differences.
Through research, Dr. Shettles found male sperm to be weaker, smaller and faster than female sperm.
He also discovered 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: Sex Positions
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 out-swim the girl sperm, and find the egg.
The Shettles method claims that to improve your chances of 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 sex positions to conceive a boy:
Position #1: Doggy Style
The position most commonly recommended for conceiving a boy is doggy style.
Doggy style allows for deep penetration, and is considered 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.
Position #2: Standing Up
Another position for deep penetration is standing up.
According to some gender swaying experts, they believe boy sperm are given an advantage in this position.
This is because they can swim faster than female sperm, in the race 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.
Position #3: Straddling
Ask your partner to lie or sit up on the bed, sofa, or wherever you choose.
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.
This will allow you to control the depth of penetration.
How To Conceive A Boy #2: What To Eat To Conceive A Boy
It’s time to go bananas!
One study claimed a diet high in potassium, and sodium, favoured the conception of a boy.
Specialist in mammalian biology at Exeter University, Fiona Mathews, said, “We were able to confirm the old wives’ tale that eating bananas and so having a high potassium intake was associated with having a boy, as was a high sodium intake.”
Be careful though, bananas are one of the worst fruits for carbohydrate content (meaning it will spike blood sugar levels).
If you have diabetes, or want to avoid gestational diabetes, go easy on the fruit. Stick to berries instead.
As for sodium, sprinkle himalayan salt on your foods, or perhaps consider stocking up on electrolytes.
Avoid those sugary sports drinks from the supermarket and look for a low sugar electrolyte (ask a natural health practitioner).
Electrolytes are fantastic for pregnancy and in the post-natal period.
How To Conceive A Boy #3: 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, the less resilient male sperm may die off.
This leaves more female sperm to fertilise the egg.
Not sure how to tell if you’re ovulating or not?
It’s a good idea to start charting your monthly cycle.
Also, around ovulation time, you can use ovulation test kits (like pregnancy test kits) to see if you’re ovulating.
These ovulation test kits are very popular.
Also, check out our article on signs of ovulation.
How To Conceive A Boy #4: Sperm And Your Partner’s Underwear
You may already know the underwear a man wears can affect sperm production.
So this is something you may not want to mess around with, especially if the male partner has fertility issues.
Tighter underwear causes to scrotum to reach a higher temperature, reducing the number of sperm.
Boxer shorts are the best underwear if you want to conceive a boy.
Tighter underwear apparently favour the survival of the more resilient female sperm.
How To Conceive A Boy #5: Female Orgasm Is Key
There’s a popular argument that female orgasm plays an important role in conceiving a boy.
Some sources claim that during a female orgasm, an alkaline secretion is released into the vagina.
This alkaline secretion gives male sperm an increased chance of survival.
To increase your chances of having a boy, you should orgasm before your partner ejaculates.
Struggling with orgasm?
Female orgasm is difficult for some women (and men) to achieve.
A resource I recommend to my friends and others who want to become skilled in orgasm is Jason Julius’ course on female orgasm.
Easily offended? Don’t click the link – the landing page of Jason’s website uses strong language.
But in his course, what Jason teaches is totally respectful – it’s not sleazy. It’s doesn’t contain any nudity (he uses a mould to demonstrate).
Instead, it offers some very effective tips for giving women amazing orgasms (according to… a friend). Opt in for the free video, and you’ll get details of his course.
How To Conceive A Boy #6: The Babydust Method
The Babydust Method is a more recent book on the market. Couples wanting to know how to conceive a boy need to read this book!
The Babydust Method, written by Kathryn Taylor, claims to be based on the latest, scientific research, and has a bunch of raving fans.
Kathryn has a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics.
In her book, Kathryn discusses egg polarity, pH, and acidic/alkaline/ion diets.
A combination of precise timing and frequency, which has been proven to work in a published clinical study, is also discussed.
Here are some of the many rave reviews from readers:
“I love the science behind this. After 3 girls my husband and I wanted to try one more time for a boy. We followed the very simple instructions and 2 weeks ago we found out we are expecting our first son!!! Highly recommend this book to couples.” – Ashleigh
“We were really hoping to give our son a brother and thought it couldn’t hurt to give it a try! We found out we were expecting after the first attempt – and we are getting another son! This book is super easy to read and it’s probably the easiest method you could ever try as well.” – Airanp
You can grab a copy from Amazon.