Best Time for Sex

When is the best time for sex?

Yes, you’re right! When you’re in the mood. But no! This is not just about that if you’re trying for a baby. It is all about timing, timing, timing.

If you have regular cycles of about 26 to 28 days, ovulation usually occurs around days 13 or 14 of your cycle. The egg that is released survives up to 24 hours while the sperm can live up to three days in the female reproductive tract.

Your most fertile window, where sex is most likely to lead to pregnancy is two to three days before you ovulate. That’s right, you should have sex before you ovulate, not after, when you are trying to become pregnant. As easy guide would be to have sex on days 11, 13 and 15 of your cycle. You will almost certainly hit your most fertile moment!

But if you have irregular cycles, this will not work, as it is likely that you are not ovulating. If you wish, please arrange an appointment to see us for further assessment.

All the best!

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2 Replies to “Best Time for Sex”

  1. If my cycle is around 30 to 31 days, my cycle usually start with spotting for 2 days before flow, when is the best time to have intercourse?

    1. Thanks so much for your question. Day 1 of menses is the first day of a proper flow. Hence, the spotting days are not actually menses. Going by a 30 to 31 day cycle, your ovulation is likely 14 days earlier, which is Day 16 or 17. You can stick to having sex on Days 11,13,15 which will still hit your most fertile period. Happy trying!

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