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Why does a woman’s orgasm matter when trying to conceive?

According to one popular theory, a woman’s orgasm may help increase her chances of getting pregnant: Some experts believe that the cervical contractions that can accompany climax can pull sperm up the vagina and closer to that all-important egg. While there’s little scientific study to prove this theory, having an orgasm might help -- and certainly can’t hurt! -- conception.

Unfortunately, many women are so focused on the ultimate ending -- a baby -- that they’re content to let the opportunity for an orgasm to pass them by. But there’s no reason why procreation can’t be pleasurable for both parties. To do so, help her relax and take the focus off conception, which can distract her from the sexy sensations that might otherwise take her over the edge, and stimulate her clitoris (manually or with positions like woman on top).

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