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how long should you lie with your legs in the air after DTD?

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poocatcherchampion Sun 25-Jan-15 18:04:21

I really want a bath and to get back to my film.. Its been 15mins now... grin

mrscatmad31 Sun 25-Jan-15 18:06:24

I've read it doesn't make any difference anyway so you will be fine to get up :-)

bigkidsdidit Sun 25-Jan-15 18:07:16

You don't need to.

Lagoonablue Sun 25-Jan-15 18:07:27

Used to do 20 mins. It worked I now have 2 DCs! Seriously though not sure how long but you are prob ok with 15.

poocatcherchampion Sun 25-Jan-15 18:08:25

Goodo! Bored here. smile off I go.

chasingtherainbow Sun 25-Jan-15 19:25:04

Apparently this is pointless.
I still do it. ..

batfish Sun 25-Jan-15 19:35:35

I've also heard that it is pointless.....totally makes us feel better though!!

poocatcherchampion Sun 25-Jan-15 20:38:44

It just feels so disrespectful letting all those little guys fall out when they are working so hard smile

invisiblecrown Sun 25-Jan-15 20:41:12

I still did it. 20 minutes probably.

TMI, but DH's semen would always fall back out of me, so I wanted to keep as much of it in as possible and lying upside down did the trick at keeping plenty of it in.

Fairylea Sun 25-Jan-15 20:48:01

I've heard it makes no difference but making sure you orgasm every time you do the deed (or masturbating directly afterwards) helps the cervix to contract to move the swimmers on and up! grin

invisiblecrown Sun 25-Jan-15 20:57:17

I've been guilty of that too Fairy. Cracking out the vibrator with my legs in the air, coming another few times just to make sure! grin

Fairylea Sun 25-Jan-15 21:02:34


Well you might as well keep yourself busy if you've got your legs up anyway grin

Snowflake15 Tue 27-Jan-15 22:24:49

We were ttc and on the month when I started doing this I got pregnant! Not even legs full on in the air but a pillow under bum even works! I reckon 15 min is fine smile

jellypi3 Wed 28-Jan-15 08:56:54

There's no point whatsoever in doing this. When you are close to ovulating, your cervix opens to allow the sperm through. When your partner ejaculates, it's done at such a speed that all the good sperm will go straight into your cervix and end up in tiny pockets so they can't fall out.

What leaks out of you after sex is seminal fluid, not the actual sperm itself. So there's no point holding legs in the air. There's also no point holding in your wee if you need to wee after sex (all it does it risk water infections).

AttilaTheMeerkat Wed 28-Jan-15 09:02:22

Legs in the air post sex is just another myth that gets banded about. Its not necessary to do that.

Enough semen will get to the cervix from where it will not escape.

Brummiegirl15 Wed 28-Jan-15 10:17:44

I've never done it and caught 3 times. So you don't need to

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