When a couple is trying to conceive, it is a common misconception that the woman is always the one who is infertile. Male infertility accounts for half of all problems in getting pregnant. One of the primary reasons that males can be infertile is due to low sperm count. Sperm count is the total number of sperm that are present in one specimen, and males with a normal sperm count have about 20 million sperm per milliliter of a sample. Having a low sperm count is a situation that could be permanent, or just temporary. Many events can lead to a low sperm count such as underwear that is too tight, emotional stress, excessive workouts, extreme heat in the genital area, and performance pressure. Men can take steps, however, to increase their sperm count.
Trying to have a baby can be a very stressful event, and the pressure to constantly perform can take its toll. Talking to your significant other about reducing the number of times that you try to conceive each week can help to mitigate performance anxiety. It is true that a woman can have sex on Monday and get pregnant on Friday. Sperm can stay alive in a woman’s body for five to seven days, as vaginal secretions and mucous are a great environment for it to survive. In fact, if a male orgasms too often through masturbation or intercourse, his sperm count can actually decrease. Most couples have a better success rate of conceiving by limiting intercourse to every two to three days. On the other hand, if a couple is only having sex once or twice a month, it is better to increase the times that you have intercourse to increase your chances of having the semen get to the ovum.
If you aren’t taking care of yourself, everything in your body and outside of your body will suffer. You want to be at a healthy weight, and if you are too heavy or too thin, your sperm count can decrease. By eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly, you can be the man that you have always wanted to be-fit, sexy, and confident. Looking good builds confidence and that helps in the bedroom, my friend. Extremes are never good for the body, and any excess in restricting calories or working out too much will be detrimental to your healthy lifestyle. Biking to extreme, in particular, can lead to low sperm count due to the excessive heat and pressure the bike seat causes your testicles. Drugs and alcohol can also reduce sperm count, so try to abstain from drugs or too much drinking.
Speaking of friction, boxers are highly recommended over tightie whities. Heat and friction result in a lower sperm count. This means that saunas, tanning beds, and hot tubs should also be avoided when you are trying to conceive. Wearing looser pants that let your genitals “breathe” will improve sperm count.
Stress causes all kinds of psychological and physiological problems. Moderate exercise will help to eliminate stress, but you can also get massages, and relaxation exercises will also help. If the stress is too much, you should consider meeting with a counselor, as it often helps to talk about problems with an empathetic person.
Taking on a healthier lifestyle by decreasing alcohol use, avoiding drugs, eating right, and exercising are essential to improving sperm count. You should also try to have intercourse every two to three days, wear loose clothing, and try to reduce stress. Within a few months, your chances of conceiving should improve. If these tips still do not help, you should see a medical professional to rule out a permanent problem with sperm count. If your situation is permanent, some new medical technologies may be the answer.