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    trying to conceive
    kamilacbronx posted:
    My husband and I have been trying to conceive for a couple of years now. My concern is after my husband and I have intercourse, his sperm comes out of me. I want know what can be doing about having the sperm stay inside me for enough time so I can conceive?
    Joel Bernstien, MD responded:
    Very good question.

    When a man ejaculates, millions and millions of sperms within the semen are deposited in the vagina. Within seconds, those that are going to survive, start making the swim through the cervix, uterus, and tubes.

    It is a conception myth that different rituals to try to keep the sperm in the vagina longer helps you get pregnant. That being said, I probably would not immediately jump out of bed the second after he ejaculates.

    But to answer your question, you are not doing anything wrong and no, there is not a magic post-sex ritual, nor is it super important to have the semen in the vagina longer.

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