Whether you’re absolutely dying for a baby boy your first time around or are just hoping to add a little guy to your brood of girls, experiment with these sex positions, as well as diet and timing tips, to help up your odds of conceiving a male.
Try it from behind
Also known as “Do ggie Style,” this position is highly recommended to couples hoping to conceive a boy, says Stacy Rybchin, founder of My Secret Luxury. Why? “Because it allows for deeper pen etration, and consequently, during ejacu lation, the male sperm get deposited closer to the cer vix.” In general, male sperm are faster, but they don’t live as long as females do, so the less distance they have to travel, the better!
Do it standing up
Apparently to conceive a boy, all you gotta do is have se x standing up! This position, like do ggie style, enables deep pe netration and is also thought to give the faster male spe rm an advantage seeing as sperm must swim against gravity to get to the egg. While not backed by science, it’s worth a shot if you’re hoping for a male.
Choose a position that makes you orgasm
Seriously, we’re not joking! In short, an org asm causes your vagi na to become more alkaline. Fortunately for you, this shift in pH balance majorly favors male spe rm, meaning they have a greater shot at actually reaching that egg and fertilizing it first. So go ahead, enjoy yourself, if you catch our drift (hint, hint)…
Wait until you ovulate
Timing is, of course, everything when it comes to making a baby. Believe it or not though, the day you do the deed (and the days you don’t too!) can potentially influence the gender of your child. To increase your chances of a boy, experienced nurse and midwife Carmen Kosicek, RN, MSN, advises avoiding inte rcourse in the days (at least four or five) leading up to ovulation. Then do it the day of, she directs. Since male sp erm are faster swimmers, the theory here is that’d they’d reach the egg first before the females. “Now, the trick is figuring out exactly when you ovulate!” Don’t worry ladies — there are kits for that.
Consume more calories
And eat cereal for breakfast! “A study conducted by researchers at the University of Exeter in the UK suggests that upping your calorie intake by at least 400 calories per day and consuming cereal especially, along with bananas, fish, vegetables and other high energy foods, can help lead to conception of a boy,” reveals Dr. Ava Cadell, spokesperson for The Experience Channel and renowned l ove and s ex therapist. Interesting, huh?
Have him drink coffee
A half hour or so before getting it on, have your man down a strong cup of caffeinated coffee or a large soda! Dr. Shettles, author of How to Choose the Se x of Your Baby, believes that this will give sper m an extra boost, particularly the males.