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Sperm and Abstinence

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Old 12-21-2005, 04:12 PM   #1
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nancy30 HB User
Sperm and Abstinence

My DH and I only have sex during the 4-5 fertile days. For the remaining 3 weeks we completely abstain from sex.

My question is, would this hurt DH's sperm....e.g. would his sperm be "stale" by abstaining for 3 weeks prior to the fertile time?????

I really need to know the answer because I will be undergoing a lap in January and I don't want DH's sperm to be stale after the surgery.

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Old 12-21-2005, 04:51 PM   #2
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Re: Sperm and Abstinence

To get the most 'effect' with sperm, you mustnt avoid so it builds up if you know what i mean. If dh has a low sperm count then have intercourse every other day during fertile phase, but if he has a normal count then its been proven now, its better to have intercourse every day during fertile phase which produces slightly more than doing it every other day. It worked for me!
A sperm specialist i know says you have to keep ejaculating to keep it up to a certain 'manufacturing speed' in the body. So ideally try to have intercourse atleast a couple of times in the 2ww and non fertile phase.
m/c x 4. Kendra Grace 11oct 06, born with bilateral talipes, DS Travis Martin 23 Oct 07

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