“Twice a week adds up to 104, this harms neither me nor her” quote by Martin Luther.
This has been common knowledge for decades. Recently, however, there has been a definite paradigm shift: if you desire conceiving a baby, particularly when undergoing fertility treatment with the help of reproductive medicine (commonly known as “artificial insemination”), it is recommended to have intercourse as often as possible, if possible every day! (even until shortly before semen collection for IVF/ICSI – quality becomes more important than quantity).
For men the peak of sexual performance is known to be between 21 and 24 years of age with a slight decline until 30 years and an individually different yet stronger decrease thereafter. Semen quality in older men can still be quite good, but of course it rather drops with advancing age.
Female fertility decreases already from 35 years of age. Between 38 and 40 years of age conceiving naturally becomes more and more difficult. Beyond the age of 40 up to 45 years a woman’s chances of conceiving tend to zero.
Usually the actual position during intercourse is irrelevant, as long as the penis enters the vagina completely. If your gynecologist has diagnosed any alteration in the location of the womb (uterus
) (for instance if the uterus is bent backwards), it might be questionable whether the uterine orifice actually immerges into the semen after ejaculation
. In this case we would recommend having intercourse with the woman being in a knee-elbow position or whilst lying on the side.