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How to Get Pregnant… If You Want to Have a Boy
by Kelly Burgess
| Posted 2 years ago
Goodbye Missionary Position
Have “standing” sex, or intercourse with you on your stomach or on all fours. A surefire way to spice it up, ladies.
O happy day, ladies! Having an orgasm makes the vagina more alkaline, which male sperm love, and causes contractions to speed up the movement of the sperm to the awaiting egg. These factors favor the faster male sperm reaching the egg before the slower female sperm.
Let Him Go First
While you can have all the orgasms you want, make sure your man climaxes first—a bit of folklore connected to conceiving a boy. (We’re sure he won’t have a problem with this one.)
Time It Right
Have intercourse as closely as possible to the time of ovulation, so the egg is more likely to be fertilized with the male sperm. According to the Shettles Method, developed in the 1960s, the male sperm are faster than female sperm and prefer an alkaline environment.
During sex, penetration should be deep so the sperm are deposited close to the entrance of the uterus, which is less acidic. Get those little guys as close as you can to their final destination.
Let Him Seduce You
Folklore says the man should seduce the woman into sex to conceive a boy. We're thinking candles, roses, and lots of sweet talk. And make sure it happens at night and on odd days of the month, which is also said to help produce bouncing baby boys.
Warm Up the "Boys"
It’s said that warming up the man’s testicles makes for a better boy-producing environment. So be gentle, ladies, use your imagination and warm away.
Get in Tune with the Moon
OK, this one may be a little out there, but if you’re the mystical type have sex when there is a quarter moon. No werewolves to contend with—the howling going on will be of a whole different variety.
Eat Like a Man
Before you allow your man to seduce you, eat a hearty meal of red meat and salty snacks, while your man drinks lots and lots of soda. Sure, you may both be a little bloated, but folklore says these foods just may help you achieve your little Mister.
Grab your worry stone, ladies. Folklore says to be a worrywart if you want to conceive a boy. With the stresses of modern-day life, we’re sure most women already have this one covered.
Check the Chinese Calendar
Confer with the Chinese Lunar Calendar
. According this ancient calendar, by cross-referencing the month a child was conceived with the age of the mother at conception, it is believed that you can determine the birth of your unborn child. Put it to the test!
Sort That Sperm
Moving away from the folklore, if you've gotten to the point where you want to go the high-tech route, there is the option of sperm sorting. MicroSort Sperm Sorting
has a success rate of 91 percent for a girl and 76 percent for a boy.
Want a guarantee you'll be painting the nursery blue? There's a procedure called Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
(PGD) which can be used with IVF in collaboration with a reproductive endocrinologist. Talk with your doc about these methods.