More Sex Makes Stronger Sperm, Cuts Infertility
Men's sperm quality improves with daily ejaculation, study finds
By Jason Farago, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2009 9:04 AM CDT
Couples looking to conceive should have sex every day during the woman's ovulation period, researchers argue.   (©ariane_hunter)

(Newser) – Having sex every day improves sperm quality and can improve a couple's chances of conception, an Australian fertility specialist finds. Eight in 10 men with fertility problems showed less damaged DNA and more mobility in their sperm after 7 days, the BBC reports. The study recommended men "keep the river flowing" while their partners ovulate, but warned that overdoing the regimen might cut sperm numbers too much.

The theory is that the more time sperm spend swimming in the warm environment of the testes, the more likely they are to suffer DNA damage; they also seem to become sluggish. Further work is needed to see if daily sex boosts sperm quality in men without fertility problems, too.

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Fondue
Jun 30, 2009 2:48 AM CDT
Sounds like a plan.
nathanielfoster
Jun 30, 2009 2:34 AM CDT
"Dr David Greening, from Sydney IVF, told delegates at the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology meeting that eight in ten men taking part showed a 12% drop in sperm DNA damage after the seven days" <sarcasm> Of course this research is done by a male scientist. Wink Wink. </sarcasm>