Q&A: Will Daily Sex Affect My Sperm Count?

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QUESTION: Does having sex every day reduce sperm count?

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If you have questions about your own sperm—whether in relation to your sperm quality or sperm count—check in with your healthcare provider

Having sex every day is neither good nor bad.

Most people in the United States don’t have sex every single day, but some people do—even if just for a period of weeks or months at the start of a new sexual relationship, during times when they are trying to have a baby, or when they are feeling particularly passionate during their relationship.

Decisions about how often to have sex are personal and are unique to each couple. How often a couple has sex also often changes over time throughout their relationship.

As for sperm count, having sex regularly—even every day—does not lower men’s sperm count.
Most healthy men are constantly making many millions of sperm.

If you have questions about your own sperm—whether in relation to your sperm quality or sperm count—check in with your healthcare provider.

If you and your partner are trying to become pregnant, you may have a number of questions that your healthcare provider or your partner’s healthcare provider can answer.

You can also learn a great deal about conception and pregnancy in a book such as Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy & Birth.

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Dr. Debby Herbenick (M.P.H., Ph.D.)

is a sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, Associate Director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University and author of several books including Sex Made Easy and Because It Feels Good: A Woman's Guide to Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction.
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