Do The X And Y Sperm Released By A Male Have Any Correlation On How Much Sex He Is Having? Are Men Who Have A Lot Of Sex More Likely To Have Sons?

I sometimes hear from people who are under the impression that the frequency of sex that a man has influences his baby’s gender.  For whatever reason, people sometimes are under the impression that the more sex a man has, the more likely he is to have sons. Someone will say something like: “my husband and I are young and have only been married for a short time.  So we have a lot of sex.  People tell us that because of this, we will have a boy.  I am thinking that I want a girl, so I am not sure where this leaves us.  Are you supposed to cut back when trying to conceive?  Do men who have more sex produce more Y sperm and therefore get boys?”

Studies have shown that most men have equal amounts of Y and X and sperm (both boy and girl-producing.)  This does not change regardless of how much sex they have.  Their bodies were given equal amounts and although these chromosomes may be released at various times and in various ways, the ratio doesn’t change.  I think that this perception must be a carry over from medieval or early times when it was very desirable to conceive a son in order to have an heir to inherit the family’s lands.  (Also, males could be useful in terms of providing labor to the family.)  Nobility and royals without males had no heirs and this would be a problem in those times.  So, people had large families because many children did not live to adulthood and families were looking for as many males as possible.  Therefore, the couple was having regular sex to try to conceive as much as possible so that they could have an ample number of children, preferably males.  I speculate that this is where the belief that lots of sex equals more males comes from.  Also, men and women who were able to produce males were seen as desirable.  In medieval times, a queen who could not give a king boys risked being set aside.  (Back then, they didn’t realize that it was the male chromosomes that influenced baby gender.)  Although people would often secretly wonder why Henry VIII of England could not produce male children, no one had the courage to question this.  The fault was always with the women.  However, it was still assumed that under normal circumstances, healthy and enthusiastic men who were enjoying sex with their wives should have been producing plenty of boys.

Whether we are talking about the past or the present, male boys are conceived when a Y sperm chromosome fertilizes the egg.  Since men has equal amounts of X and Y, this is why the sexes that are born are very roughly equal in number.  However, even though X and Y are present in similar numbers when you are trying to conceive, they react differently when deposited into the female.  Y sperm are faster, but less hardy, so they are quicker to die.  X sperm are slow, but live longer.  That is why couples that want girls will try to have sex before the woman’s ovulation and then stop.  They don’t want to deposit Y sperm close to ovulation day, because if they do, the Y’s speed will make a boy baby more likely.  If you want a girl and you want to focus on timing, then you’ll want to have sex before ovulation when you are trying to conceive and you are just before your fertility window.  (You can use saliva ovulation predictors for a month or two before to find out when this is – like these on Ebay.)  Now, when you are not trying to conceive or are well past your fertility window, then the timing of sex does not matter and you can have sex whenever you like without it affecting baby gender, since you only have to worry about it when you can become pregnant.

Also, vaginal PH and the sexual positions used can have an affect on X and Y.  But the frequency of sex doesn’t change the X and Y ratio.  In my opinion, you are better off combining timing with vaginal PH and positions in order to optimize all methods.  Having a lot of sex ensures that you are hitting your fertility window, but it is leaving baby gender up in the air.

If you’d like to explore PH and positioning further, I’ve put together a couple of websites that hopefully easily explains how timing, PH, and positions all work together.  If you’d like a girl baby, see If you want a boy baby, see

Vitamin C And Baby Gender: Is There A Connection? Does Taking Vitamin C Get You A Girl Or Boy?

I sometimes hear from people who ask me if taking certain vitamin or mineral supplements would have any impact on their ability to conceive a girl or boy child.  One specific supplement that I hear a lot about is vitamin C.  Sometimes people will read medical articles or will look on conception forums or discussion boards and decide to load up on vitamin C in the hopes of getting a certain gender.  For example, someone might say: “my friend said that when she drank several glasses of orange juice per day, she got a boy baby.  Frankly, I detest the taste of orange juice, so I have decided to take mass doses of vitamin C supplements instead.  Will this help me get a boy?”

There is a clinical study out of the UK which indicated that mothers who had a higher intake of several nutrients like vitamins C, K and B, plus potassium and calcium were slightly more likely to have sons.  There are some important things to note here, however.  This study was extremely small.  There were less than 1,000 participants.  Also, the rate of having a son was only 56 percent, which is only slightly higher than normal averages.  Plus, in addition to the higher intake of nutrients, the mothers who had sons also took in a higher number of calories.  My point is, vitamin C was only one of several nutrients that came into play.  In online discussion groups, there is also some thinking that vitamin C helps to make your body more alkaline, which is said to favor a boy baby.

However, I still don’t advocate taking large amounts of any supplement while you are trying to conceive.  You don’t want to risk changing your hormones, which could affect your ability to become pregnant.  Plus vitamin C in particular can lower progesterone which is necessary for conception and pregnancy.  It is always better to get nutrients from foods anyway, which is why I would suggest that if you want to go this route, you try foods which contain vitamin C instead (but in moderation.)  To test your theory, you could very easily test your PH before you eat the vitamin C foods and then afterward to see if it is having the alkalizing impact that you want.  Again, I would do this in moderation and not try to take in huge amounts of any food or nutrient.

There are more safe ways to try to influence baby gender.  Conceiving at the right time with the right sexual positions and with the right PH (achieved safely and not with massive amounts of supplements) is, at least in my opinion, a much better way to go than trying to take a large amount of a certain supplement that was only proven to be one SMALL part of a regimen that only slightly increased the rate of getting a son.

If you want to know how timing, positions and PH work together to get you the gender that you want, I’ve put together a couple of websites that hopefully easily breaks the process down.  If you’d like a girl baby, see If you want a boy baby, see

I’ve Had Four Baby Girls. Does This Mean That I Can’t Have A Boy?

By: Sandy Dean: I sometimes hear from people who have given birth to the same gender of baby over and over again. As a result, they do not believe that they are able to have anything other than the gender that they have already have. Because many have experienced say, multiple girl babies or multiple boys, they’d like to try for what they don’t have but they worry that this might not be possible.

For example, I could hear from a woman who says: “believe it or not, I already have four daughters. I conceived my first child (a girl) while I was still in high school. I got married in my twenties and had two girls with my first husband. And I have had one additional daughter with my current husband. Now, I want to conceive again. Things are great in my life and I feel like i just have one more baby in me. This time, I would like to have a boy, but I worry that because I’ve already have four girls, it’s not possible for me to have boys. I wouldn’t worry as much if all four of my girls had been conceived with the same man, but this just isn’t the case. So now I’m worried that the problem is me and that I can’t have a boy. Is this true? And isn’t it supposed to be the man who controls the baby’s gender? What are the chances that all three of these men could only produce girls?”

Frankly, I don’t ever believe that getting the gender of your choice is impossible. There are definitely easy and very inexpensive (and in some cases free) things that you can do at home to try to greatly improve your chances. But first, let’s talk about what determines your baby’s gender. To make a baby, you have the father’s sperm chromosomes and the mother’s egg. Off all of the sperm that a man contributes, only one is going to make it the egg and result in a pregnancy (except in the case of twins or multiples.)

Men produce two types of sperm chromosomes in roughly equal numbers. People often think that some men only produce boy producing sperm chromosomes or female producing sperm chromosomes but studies have shown that this isn’t true. Not only do men produce both, but they produce them in roughly the same numbers. If an X sperm chromosome fertilizes the egg, you get a girl. If it’s a Y, you get a boy.  In most cases, the odds are about 50 / 50 for each.

So, in this case, why was it that three different men had produced X chromosomes that resulted in four pregnancies with girl babies. Well, it could have just been sort of a fluke. Sure, it’s a little against the odds, but it happens. It would be like flipping a coin and having it land on heads instead of tales four times in a row. You wouldn’t expect this, but it could happen.

Or, there might be something else at play here. Sometimes, the mother’s PH, timing, or sexual positions used can make a girl or boy baby more likely. For example, women who are acidic have a better chance of getting girl babies since this weakens those boy or Y sperm. That’s usually the first suspicion when you see a woman who continues to have girls – that she is very acidic and therefore there are less boy sperm that survive long enough to even make it to the egg.

This is unfortunate, but you can attempt to address it. You can change your diet or use douches to make your PH more alkaline. And you can make sure that you wait until after ovulation to attempt to conceive. And when you do make the attempt and have intercourse, you want to use deep penetration. (These things help you to get a boy baby.)

That’s why my answer to the original question is that I don’t think it’s impossible to get a boy. I think it might be very helpful to test your PH and your ovulation and then to respond according to what you find.  (It’s certainly possible to have acidity with four girls. And this is something you can address.)  Sometimes, getting the gender of your choice is all about making sure you make the most of every variable.

Want to learn more about increasing your chances of having a boy doing simple things at home? Conceive a boy is a website I set up to make this process a little easier for couples who want a boy baby. There are step by step instructions and resources that might help. Check it out if you like at

Can A Man Make His Sperm Conceive A Boy Or Girl Baby? Can He Influence Whether He’s Producing Girl Or Boy Sperm?

By: Sandy Dean: I sometimes hear from women who are either with a man who has had many children of one gender or the woman is in that same situation herself.  For example, the woman may have conceived all daughters or she has recently married a man with all sons.  Often, the couple are trying to reverse that trend and get a baby of a new gender.  And they are often wondering if the man has any control over which sperm chromosomes he will produce during this process.

I heard from a woman who said: “I had three boys with my previous husband.  I am getting married to a man who also has two boys.  Needless to say, I want a girl baby with my new husband.  I have been very clear about this and my husband is telling me that he can control his sperm.  I told him that this is crazy talk but he says that he can control what happens with his thinking and with his diet.  Can men control whether they are producing boy and girl sperm?  He is telling me that he will make sure that I get a girl baby this time and I know that he wants to please me.  But is this a promise that he can even make?  Is this even possible?”

I wish that I could tell you that this was true.  But I don’t believe that it is.  I will tell you why in the following article.

There Is Overwhelming Evidence That Men Have Equal Amounts Of Both Girl And Boy Producing Sperm Regardless Of The Gender They Have Previously Produced:

There have been studies where men who have produced several of one gender have been tested to determine their sperm production ratio.  Some expected to find that men who had only produced boys had more Y (boy producing) than X (girl producing) sperm. And, it would also be expected that fathers of nothing but daughters would have much higher amounts of X sperm.

But, this was not the case.  Instead, all of the men showed equal amounts of each type of sperm chromosome regardless of whether they had boys or girls.  I know that this is suprising to many, but this has been shown more than once.   So if we accept that the man in question very likely had equal amounts of X and Y sperm, he already had an equal chance of getting a girl baby, unless the woman or mother to be was influencing the outcome which I will discuss a little later.

Although There Are Things That Men Can Do To Increase Their Sperm Count, They Can’t Isolate The Sperm That They Are Increasing:

If you’ve spent any amount of time researching becoming pregnant, you’ve probably already read about how men can increase their sperm count to have a better chance of conceiving quickly.  But, although they can increase their sperm, they are also increasing both X and Y chromosome relatively equally.  And they aren’t increasing only the X’s and not the Y’s or vice versa.

Consider Looking At How The Mother To Be Might Be Contributing To Baby Gender:

Since the father to be’s sperm ratio appears to be set, it makes sense to look at how the woman or the mother to be is contributing.  It’s a common assumption that she doesn’t contribute at all, but I highly disagree with this.

Her timing, vaginal PH, and the sexual positions that she uses can all make one gender more likely than another.  For example, some things  can discourage the Y sperm which means that a girl baby is more likely.  Having a successful conception before ovulation, having an acidic vaginal PH, and using deep penetration without female orgasm would all help to weed out the Y sperm to increase the odds of getting a boy baby.

So if you are a female who is conceiving one gender over and over again, I would take a close look at your vaginal PH as well as your ovulation time as it relates to when you are having conception intercourse.

But to answer the question posed, while it’s reassuring to think that a man can think powerful thoughts or change his diet to get the gender of his choice, it’s not likely to happen because his ratio is going to be roughly 50 / 50 no matter what.  While there are things that he can do to increase his sperm count, these things will increase both X and Y sperm in equal ratios and this doesn’t change no matter what he does or thinks.  I wish it were different but science has shown that it isn’t.

The good news is that the woman often is able to control some variables as far as she is concerned.  So it makes sense to turn your attention there.

If this is still a bit confusing to you or you’re wondering where to start to influence your baby’s gender, I’ve put together a couple of web sites that breaks this down into small steps.  If you want a boy baby, check out

If you want a girl baby, check out

Do Testosterone Levels Affect Baby Gender?

I sometimes hear from women are concerned that their partner or husband has lower testosterone and therefore won’t be able to produce the gender of their choice. This can be especially concerning if the couple want a boy baby. Someone might say: “my husband and I have been trying to conceive for over a year. We have not been successful. I admit that we’ve been under stress with moving and job changes. So my doctor told us not to worry and that the stress may have affected conception, but that we are both young and healthy, so we should eventually conceive. Well, I am a worrier, so I had my husband get a check up. Everything was relatively normal. But when I looked over my husband’s test results, I noticed that his testosterone level was on the low end of the range. His doctor said that they were within normal ranges and should not affect my ability to become pregnant. However, there’s no denying that the number was not on the high end of what the paperwork showed. Assuming that his testosterone is a little low, does this mean that I won’t be able to have a boy?”

There have been a few clinical studies that have suggested VERY SLIGHT influences from both the father and the mother’s testosterone levels. For example, there’s a correlation with men who have prostate cancer (and therefore higher testosterone levels) and producing slightly more male children. There has also been noted a correlation between joggers (who can have lower testosterone due to the exercise) and producing slightly more girl children. However, it’s very important to note that the differences in gender are extremely slight.

Not only that, but the mother’s testosterone levels can also influence baby gender. A clinical study found that mother’s with higher testosterone levels were slightly more likely to have sons. So, I guess an appropriate question would be: do you know your own testosterone levels? Because if yours were high and your husbands were low (although being on the lower end of a normal range doesn’t necessarily mean “low,”) then this might average out. Also, it’s important to note that the baby gender bias as it related to the mother and father’s testosterone level was statistically pretty low. There was a correlation, but not one that was extremely statistically high or significant.

There are other things besides testosterone that come into play. The woman’s vaginal PH, the timing of the conception, and the sexual positions used can all affect the life span and the trajectory of the sperm. And these things CAN affect baby gender. It takes a Y sperm chromosomes to create a boy and an X to create a girl baby. The two sperm chromosomes behave differently. X are slow but hardy. Y are fast but vulnerable. That’s why when you manipulate timing, PH, and positioning, you manipulate which chromosome gets to the egg first. In my opinion, this can influence baby gender more than slight fluctuations in testosterone. Since your husband’s levels were within normal ranges and you don’t know your own level, I would worry more about timing, PH, and positioning, since these are things that you can control and you can use them together to increase your chances of success. But this is only one layperson’s opinion.

I’ve put together a couple of free websites to help explain how these three variables work together.  If you’d like a girl baby, see If you want a boy baby, see

Baby Gender And Lunar Prediction When You’re Trying For A Girl Or Boy Baby: How Does It Work

I sometimes hear from people asking me how they’d use Chinese lunar prediction to help them get the gender of their choice.  I have to admit that until I researched this topic, I had no idea what they were talking about.  But here is what I learned.  The lunar prediction can be used if the mother is already pregnant or it can help her to plan if she is trying to get pregnant.

I will fully admit that I don’t buy into this at all, but here is how it works: you calculate the mother’s lunar age at the time of conception. (There are charts that can help you to do this.  It’s typically a couple of years older than your real, biological age.)  Then you get the lunar month of conception.  (Again, this is the Chinese month, which you will have to convert using a chart.)  Once this is done, you go to another chart and you line up the mother’s age with the month of conception, where it will either say “boy” or “girl.”  If you’ve not yet conceived, then you obviously can’t use the calendar yet because all you’d have is the mother’s lunar age.  So what you’d want to do is figure out which months would give you the gender that you wanted and then attempt to conceive during those months only.

This is problematic in a couple of ways.  First, you’re going to be wasting half of the months on the calendar (since they alternate between boy and girl.)  Second, you can only become pregnant when you ovulate.  So what if you ovulate right at the end of the month or the beginning or another month?  Which month do you count?  What if your ovulation days do not line up correctly?

I suppose that this method is trying to get you to pay attention to your timing, but scientifically, timing matters because there is only one time during any specific month when a woman can become pregnant – and that is during her ovulation period.   Now, it is said that if a woman conceives before that time period, she is more likely to have a girl.  And if she conceives after it, she is more likely to have a boy.  To me, that is the timing that makes sense and it is based on the time when you can actually become pregnant – ovulation.

I know that these types of calendars are fun and if you are already pregnant, there is no harm at all in seeing what happens when you enter your information.  But if you are actually trying to plan a pregnancy and trying to get a specific gender, I think there’s a much better way where you can use what you know about your own body and you can actually test yourself (with PH test strips) to know what time frame you are dealing with rather than just using a calendar that knows nothing about when you ovulate or what you are trying to achieve.

If you’d like to explore methods of getting a certain baby gender that you can actually test, I’ve out together a couple of free websites to discuss everything that can influence baby gender and how you can test each one.  If you want a boy baby, see  http://conceive-a-boy-baby.comIf you want a girl, see

Is It Good To Have Sex In The Morning On The Ovulation Day?

Most people who are trying to conceive do a bit of research and learn that a woman’s ovulation day is a very fertile time and a potential day to target if you are wanting to quickly conceive. So people sometimes wonder, if they want to make things simple, should they just conceive on the morning where they think that they will ovulate and just be done with it?

Someone might say: “my husband and I decided after my last period that we want to go ahead and conceive.  I’m not on birth control or anything like that, so I’d like to go ahead and give it a try this month.  I’m very regular, so I think that I probably ovulate on day 14, which is tomorrow.  Should I just wake up tomorrow morning and have sexual intercourse?  My husband and I both have pretty stressful work days, so it would be easier to do it in the morning.  Is this a good strategy?”

It can be, but I’d suggest actually testing your ovulation before you try this.  It’s a very easy process with either urine or saliva kits (like these on Ebay.)  The reason I suggest this is that your ovulation day can change from month to month.  I always assumed that I ovulated at around day 15 also, but when I actually tested myself, I was shocked that I ovulated quite a bit later than this.  If you are not right in your calculations, this can throw everything off.  You might think that you’re having sex right as your egg is released, but if you actually ovulate days later, then the sperm will be dying off.  If you ovulate days earlier, then you’re dealing with an egg that is not as fresh as you thought.

Now, all of this assumes that you only want to become pregnant quickly and you do not care which gender you get.  If you are going for a specific gender, then this changes things.  If you want a boy baby, having sexual intercourse on the day of ovulation is a good thing, except that ideally, you want to have sex AFTER you’ve gotten a positive reading.  Boy-producing sperm don’t live for as long, so you’re just trying to maximize their lifespan.  If you want a girl baby, you actually want to have sex BEFORE ovulation occurs and this is where a good saliva predictor can really help. The saliva predictors show you changes in your results as ovulation is approaching.  Some couples who want a girl will use a combination of saliva and urine predictors because when they approach a positive on the urine predictor, they stop.  (Since having sex after ovulation favors a boy baby, they want to make use of the window before this period.)

There are other variables besides timing, but since this article focused on the timing around a woman’s ovulation day, I’ll stop here.  If you want to read a little more on the other variables, I’ve out together a couple of free websites to discuss everything that can influence baby gender.  If you want a boy baby, see  http://conceive-a-boy-baby.comIf you want a girl, see

If I Get A Positive Ovulation Test, When Should I Have Sex To Get A Boy Baby?

By: Sandy Dean: Many people realize that it’s very important to know precisely when you ovulate when you are trying to chose your baby’s gender at home. But sometimes, it isn’t so clear what should you do once you get that positive that tells you that ovulation is imminent.

I heard from someone who said: “I’ve been testing for ovulation since the last couple of days of my period. I wasn’t sure when I ovulated and I didn’t want to risk missing it. Finally, I got a positive reading this morning. I want a boy baby, so when should I start having sex? What does this positive reading really tell you? My husband is at work. Should I call him home? Or should I wait a little while to have sex?”

It’s very important that you read the instructions that come with your kit. Most will spell out exactly what a positive reading means. However, with this said, most of the time, a positive reading means that an LH surge has been detected. The test is telling you that there is the presence of luteinizing hormone and this generally happens right before you ovulate. Granted, there are certain medical conditions (like polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS) that cause people to produce this hormone without ovulation being imminent. But if you have one of these conditions, you probably already know it and are under a doctor’s care. Most people agree that a positive reading means that you will be ovulating within 12 – 24 hours. And if you are testing every day and you tested negative yesterday, then it’s a pretty good guess that the luteinizing hormone was released very recently and that by tomorrow or very soon thereafter, ovulation would have already passed.

That means that by tomorrow or so, your egg should be ready to be fertilized. Now, boy producing or Y sperm are faster than girl producing or X sperm, but they also die off more quickly. That is why it is beneficial to wait have sex until after ovulation when you want a son. Since you know that this time period is either happening right now or will happen very soon, it makes sense to go ahead and have intercourse as soon as is feasible. Your egg can live for a day or two before it starts to deteriorate. So it is best to not wait too long. Since the boy sperm dies off relatively quickly as well, it makes sense to try to optimize the health of both the egg and the sperm. That’s why I think it makes sense to go ahead and begin having sex shortly after you get a positive reading.

With that said, I don’t think that you need to call your husband to rush home right that very minute. But having sex that evening is probably optimal. Many people ask if they should continue having sex after the initial positive reading. This can be a good idea when you are trying for a boy because you are maximizing each attempt. Since more sperm chromosomes are released this way, this gives you more speedy and healthy boy sperm that is fighting for the egg. However, this isn’t thought to be optimal if you want a girl baby. Most couples that are trying for a girl will have stopped having sex once they get the positive reading. Because a girl conception is more likely if you conceive early since the girl sperm have greater longevity. So for people that want a girl, that positive reading signals the time to stop intercourse and wait to see if you are pregnant.  If not, you simply try again the next month.  For couples wanting a boy thought, that positive reading is usually a green light to begin having sex relatively quickly.

I hope this article has helped you with your timing.  But know that your PH and the sexual positions you use are also important in choosing your baby’s gender.  If you’re confused about either one of these variables, I’ve put together a few websites that take a lot of the guess work out of this.

If you want a boy baby, check out

If you want a girl baby, check out

What Can My Husband Do To Make His Y Sperm Stronger?

By: Sandy Dean:  Wives who want boy babies are sometimes looking for methods that they can use to give those boy-producing sperm (or Y’s) an advantage.  Many know (or have read) the boy-producing sperm are weaker and more vulnerable than the X’s or girl-producing sperm.  So an obvious question is what you can do to strengthen them.

Someone might ask: “what can I do to make the boy or Y sperm stronger?  I’ve read that although the Y’s are faster, they are also weaker.  I really want a boy baby.  So what can I do to make them both strong and fast?”

Having Healthy, High Quality, Strong Sperm: Well, the fast part (having fast sperm) is already covered.  As for strength, there are things that men can do to make their sperm quality high so that their sperm is as “strong” as possible.  These things include: maintaining a healthy diet and weight; not smoking or drinking; cutting back on caffeine; lowering stress; getting enough sleep; checking the side effects of any medications; and limiting too tight underwear or time in saunas and hot tubs.

That said, ensuring healthy sperm means that both the X’s and the Y’s are going to be strong and healthy.  There is no way to isolate one sperm over another.  Anything that affects the Y’s is also going to affect the X’s.

Other Possibilities: The above might sound like bad news.  But know that there are things that you can do to help the odds of the Y’s and to decrease the odds of the X’s.  And most of it involves the mom-to-be rather than the dad.  For example, the woman who wants a boy baby can have sex to conceive after ovulation.  Why?  Because we already know that the Y sperm are weak and not living as long, so just having them sitting there prior to the egg’s release is not the optimal thing to do.  It’s better to know that the egg is ready (meaning ovulation has occurred) and to release the sperm only then.

Another thing that can be done is to make sure that the vaginal PH is alkaline.  If it is acidic, that’s detrimental to the already-weak Y sperm.  Also, use deep penetration to give them less space to travel.  These methods do, in a sense, strengthen the Y’s because it gives them the best chance for success.

Of course, you want to encourage your husband to have a healthy lifestyle and body to ensure a high sperm count and quality sperm.  But this means that both X and Y are healthy.  There is no way to isolate one over the other.  So it makes sense to do other things with the woman (where you can isolate some variables) in order to influence baby gender.

If you’d like instructions of what to do to get each baby gender and when, I’ve tried to make it easy to understand. I’ve put together a few websites which hopefully explain it pretty clearly. If you want a girl baby, see If you want a boy, check out

Can A Man Who Is Trying To Conceive Have Acidic Sperm? What Implications Would This Have On Baby Gender?

Occasionally, I hear from people who are trying to conceive who worry about the quality of the man’s sperm.  They know that this can have an affect on conception, but some worry about it in terms of baby gender.  Someone might ask if a man having acidic sperm might impact baby sex or gender.  Someone might say: “I don’t know this for certain, but I assume that my husband has acidic sperm because once it is released, I feel a burning sensation that remains until I shower carefully. If this is true and his sperm is acidic, does this mean that it will affect my ability to get pregnant and to not have the gender of my choice?”

I am not a doctor, so please understand that my answer is based on research and not on medical expertise.  If you have real concerns about your husband’s sperm, it is best to see a doctor.  However, it’s often not the sperm that is acidic – it is the semen.  The semen is what helps to transport the sperm during its travels to the egg.  I suppose very acidic semen might impact fertility, but this condition would be rare.  Since PH is very important for women trying to choose their baby’s gender, you may already have PH testing strips lying around. If so, you can test your husband just to make sure that there isn’t an acidity issue.  Sometimes, women can be allergic to sperm / semen which may be the burning issue that you are feeling.  So, check the PH to make sure that you are correct in your assumptions.

Most men have a neutral PH, which helps the semen to do its job to protect the sperm on its way to the egg.  An acidic PH would not be normal, although dietary changes could help.  If you test and find that it is highly acidic, I would run this by your doctor.  In terms of baby gender, it is actually the mother or women’s vaginal PH that comes into play because that is the environment that the sperm must survive on its way to the egg.  If a woman’s vaginal environment is acidic, then a girl baby is more likely since the girl (X) sperm are more hardy and resistant a harsh environment.  (You can use the same PH test strips that you used to test the semen to test your own PH.)  And yes, the woman’s PH can be changed via diet also (or douching.)  The woman’s PH is going to be much more important in terms of baby gender, but you also want to address timing as well as the sexual positions used, because those things matter also.  And if you do suspect acidity in your husband’s semen, see a specialist. I’ve out together a couple of websites to show how all of these things work together to influence baby gender.  If you want a boy baby, see  http://conceive-a-boy-baby.comIf you want a girl, see

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