How to conceive a boy
What’s a fact and what’s a fallacy?
Can’t I choose which sex my baby is?
|Characteristics of boy sperm||What this means to you|
|Are identified as looking like a Y||Nothing really, just an interesting point.|
|Are not as resilient or strong as girl sperm.||Interesting but nothing more.|
|Have short bursts of power before they fizzle out in energy.||This affects the timing of sex to coincide with ovulation; don’t expect them to hang around.|
|Are not capable of fertilising the egg past 24 hours after they have left the man’s body.||Timing sex to coincide with the day of ovulation may help slightly to increase the odds of having a boy.|
|Move at high speed towards the egg.||Interesting but out of your control.|
|Characteristics of girl sperm||What this means to you|
|Are identified as looking like an X.||Interesting – some people remember the differences because they claim that the extra arm on the x indicates more strength.|
|Are more resilient and live for longer than Y sperm. This means they can still fertilise the egg 4-5 days after they have left the man’s body.||You don’t need to be so particular about timing sex to coincide with ovulation. Female sperm can wait around for longer until the egg is ready to be fertilised.|
|Require less ‘nurturing’ to find their way to the egg.||Interesting, but you don’t need to do anything consciously to look after them. Just don’t douche.|
|Move more slowly than Y sperm but retain their energy.||Again, you don’t need to do anything in particular.|