11 Embarrassing Fertility Questions Answered
There are probably all sorts of crazy questions you have, which don't spring to your lips when you're sitting in front of your doc in a paper gown. Never fear though, because here are the answers to all the questions you've been dying to ask, but haven't.
5. I think my husband masturbates sometimes. Should he stop while we’re trying to conceive?
Frequent masturbation can reduce your partner’s sperm count temporarily, but occasional masturbation is not a concern. Men have a 24/7 sperm factory at work; two days of ejaculation in a row have no effect on sperm, but more than that could decrease sperm count. If you’re concerned, suggest that he abstain during your fertile period when you will be having regular sex. But the rest of the month is not a problem, in fact, “Abstaining from ejaculation for too long is also detrimental to male fertility,” says Dr. Bohrer.
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