Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
Can Orgasm Help You Conceive?
avatar
Hyacinth Nicole Browne, MD posted:
Many women ask if having an orgasm will increase their chances of conception. The thinking is that since an orgasm helps to increase uterine contractions, this wave-like motion could potentially help to "suck up" sperm into the uterine cavity. Unfortunately, though, this theory doesn't carry any weight — studies have not shown higher pregnancy rates in women who are able achieve orgasms during intercourse. However, even though orgasms do not directly increase the likelihood of conception, they may make a woman want to have more intercourse, and this can definitely help when you're trying to conceive.

Have you heard anything about orgasm affecting fertility? Are there any other myths that you have questions about?
Reply


Featuring Experts

David Walmer, MD, PhD is a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at Atlantic Reproductive Medicine Specialists . During his 25 year...More

Helpful Tips

would like a discussion
prolactinoma More
Was this Helpful?
0 of 0 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the Duke Fertility Center