Q&A: Will Daily Sex Affect My Sperm Count?
Posted February 8, 2013
QUESTION: Does having sex every day reduce sperm count?
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Having sex every day is neither good nor bad.
Most people in the United States donâ€™t have sex every single day, but some people doâ€”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 regularlyâ€”even every dayâ€”does not lower menâ€™s sperm count.
Most healthy men are constantly making many millions of sperm.
If you have questions about your own spermâ€”whether in relation to your sperm quality or sperm countâ€”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 partnerâ€™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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