Saturday, January 22, 2011


Getting a little anxious, I started to wonder if DH and I are having too much sex. We've done it 3 times so far, so I'm sure he still has some left lol, but you still can't help but wonder about these things.
I googled up some info and just think it's really interesting.
If you don't want to click the link, it pretty much explains everything about sperm. I thought these parts were really interesting.
They swim about 8 inches in one hour. To do this they need to wave their tail about 16,000 times!
Sperm swim vigorously in the direction of various female hormones. This is what guides them to the egg. The attraction is called "Chemotaxis".
The chemotaxis attraction is extremely strong. In lab tests, even when the extract of these female hormones was diluted 100,000 times, the sperm still swam toward it!

I thought the chemotaxis thing was super interesting. Always wondered how the sperm knew where to go lol.
I wonder if scientists are trying to determine if that still happens w/ maybe women whose ovaries don't work? Or well, aren't working as they should.
Another link that talks about it some


LisaB said...

That's really interesting. I bet he still has some good troops left. Wishing you the very best this cycle and keeping my fingers crossed tight.

Kerrik said...

I don't know. My Gyne criticized me for having sex once a day three days in a row when I got a positive LH test. She said it was too often, and that for optimal results we should do it every other day. Then I read a book that suggested having lots of sex once you get that positive test, so I don't really know what to believe.

LisaL said...

Yeah, some things say every other day while others say every day is fine. Who knows.