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grandslam29 posted:
I'm a male and does masturbation a lot have anything to do with low sperm count?
And would it have any effect in trying to have a baby?

Thank you
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AmyAALC responded:
Frequent ejaculations can lower your sperm count since you are not giving your body time to rebuild the numbers before releasing another sample. Depending on your level of sperm production this couple impact your ability to create a pregnancy. If you have low production to start with it will really cause problems. If you are trying to conceive you might want to back on the masturbation a few days prior to the ovulation window. Daily masturbation should not be a problem but if it is multiple times daily it will have a bigger impact on those numbers. Try going every-other day for the first two weeks after your significant other has her period so you have plenty of sperm during intercourse. If you can cut out the masturbation and have only intercourse during those first two weeks after her period would be best. Daily or every-other-day intercourse would be perfect.

Amy Perkins, MS, TS
Laboratory Supervisor
Arizona Andrology Laboratory & Cryobank
International Center for Vasectomy Reversal


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