Will Having An Orgasm Affect My Ovulation Test?
By: Sandy Dean: Many people who are trying to conceive know that timing is important. This is especially true if you have a gender preference. Because when you conceive in terms of your ovulation day can have far reaching implications as to whether you have a girl or a boy. So, it’s usually pretty obvious that an ovulation predictor is a vital tool in your arsenal. Because knowing exactly when you ovulate is extremely vital in conception and this is especially true if you care about your baby’s gender. If you attempt to conceive too early before ovulation, the sperm can die off before the egg can get there. But if you can conceive too late, the opposite is true. So people understandably don’t want to do anything to jeopardize an accurate result.
I heard from someone who said: “I did an ovulation test the other day shortly after I had sex with an orgasm. Could the orgasm have affected my results? I expected to get a positive reading but I didn’t. And I’m wondering if the orgasm is to blame.” I will address these concerns in the following article.
Ovulation Predictors Measure Hormones Instead Of PH: I think that this woman’s concern was related to her confusion over what ovulation predictors actually measure. Of course they tell you when ovulation has happened, but the way that they do this is by measuring your luteinizing hormone which raises as ovulation approaches. (This is called an LH surge.)
This has nothing to do with your PH which can become more alkaline after a woman’s orgasm. Now, PH is important if you are wanting a specific gender. You want an acidic PH for a girl baby and an alkaline one for a boy baby. And you can test this with a PH tester. But a PH tester is different than an ovulation tester and they measure two very different things. And typically people use PH testers only when they want a specific gender. They use an ovulation predictor to tell them when the timing is right in order to become pregnant.
So my answer to this question would be that an orgasm should not affect your ovulation test results. This woman could have gotten a negative result when she expected a positive because she was still a few days from ovulation or perhaps she had missed the window by a few days. Many women are surprised to learn that they don’t ovulate mid way through their cycle. Some are a little earlier and some are a little later. That’s why I think it’s a good idea to start testing after your period ends.
Some women worry about the accuracy of the urine ovulation predictors because they are testing after sex. I don’t think that this would make a difference, but if this is a concern of yours, know that saliva predictors don’t have this problem. And I also think that they are a little more accurate and I like that they give you a longer window to work with.
If you’re still confused about testing and timing, I’ve put together a few free websites meant to make the process much easier. Things are explained step by step.
If you want a boy baby, check out http://conceive-a-boy-baby.com/
If you want a girl baby, check out http://conceive-a-girl-baby.com/