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Anyone got pregnant when they've had oral sex around ovulation time (and normal sex too, obviously)?

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2up2down Sat 29-Sep-12 16:06:36

I heard that saliva has a bad effect on sperm and after reading the article below I can't quite work out why doctors don't advise couples of this when they are trying to conceive!

( humrep.oxfordjournals.org/content/13/12/3351.full.pdf+html )

In summary, saliva decreases sperm motility to nearly 0 within 15 minutes of contact, and has numerous other negative consequences. Saliva is in fact worse than KY Jelly, which I knew already was bad.

I was wondering if anyone on here has managed to get pregnant when they have had any hint of saliva near sperm? Anything to enhance SWI I thought would be a good thing - but it appears not!

From this article, the chances appear to be close to 0 so I was just thinking if couples (like me and DP) are having problems, why are clinicians not checking routinely if they have oral sex? I'm also wondering why this isn't in the NICE guidelines about infertility. It would never have crossed my mind that saliva could stop you from getting pregnant.

Any thoughts gratefully received smile.

Isaidno Sat 29-Sep-12 16:10:00

Well, I can't remember specific events wink but dh and I have oral sex most times before going onto normal sex and we have 3 children.

flyingpigsandsheep Sat 29-Sep-12 17:56:15

That's good to know - anyone else had success?

eurochick Sat 29-Sep-12 19:15:29

I only learned about this from the interweb. We generally avoid oral around ov time. But it hasn't made any difference for us.

crazyhead Sat 29-Sep-12 21:10:25

We pretty much always have oral sex alongside other sex and I was lucky enough to get pregnant very quickly with our son. Thinking about the positioning, surely the sperm generally gets deposited further up well beyond the saliva anyway? You'd have to have an awfully long tongue, surely? Or am I getting the wrong idea somehow?

That's my theory too, crazyhead.

BeadyEyes Sun 30-Sep-12 19:46:00

I have also head that it should be avoided...also that the woman should come after the man!

blueshoes Sun 30-Sep-12 20:22:36

'head', Beady? Surely you mean 'heard' grin

Agree with crazy - Long tongue indeed!

BeadyEyes Mon 01-Oct-12 10:10:44

heheheh! Oops - slip of the tongue...

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