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Forum Name: Male Sexual Disorders

Question: Orgasm


 barbie - Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:52 pm

Do you have to have an orgasm in order to become pregnant. I read in an article once that this is necessary in order to help the sperm to the egg. Is this true?
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Mon Jan 31, 2005 2:46 pm

User avatar Hello Barbie,
It seems that the link between female orgasm and conception is based on based on individual experience, not medical research. That is not to say that these claims are unfounded, its just that they may not have been adequately confirmed yet. The debate is still on with some for and some against.
The theory states that when a woman climaxes within an hour of her partner’s ejaculation, she retains significantly more sperm than she does after non-orgasmic sex. When a woman doesn’t have an orgasm, little to no sperm is retained.
One study by Levin R.J. looks at this issue differently: Click here!

Unfortunately, I cannot give you a clear decision on this one. What does your gynecologist have to say about this? Maybe someone else would like to elaborate by posting their opinion?

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