Shettles Method for Gender Selection in 7 Steps
on Jul 04, 2012
by Lucy Eades
Trying to conceive a boy or girl? How to use the Shettles method to try to conceive a boy or a girl.
The Shettles Method is basically you trying to influence conception toward a specific gender using a series of methods based on the X and Y chromosomes.
Now, you typically hear some controversy surrounding the Shettles Method with credibility and morality. But I personally have used it twice and had success both times. We had a girl and we had a boy. It worked so well that I was actually scared to read too much into my chart with my third baby as we wanted a surprise gender. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
So the way that the Shettles Method works is you want to set up the conception to favor either a girl or a boy based on the different characteristics of the X and Y chromosomes.
Okay, so you have two different chromosome carrying sperm. You have your Y chromosome sperm and your X chromosome carrying sperm. Your Y are the boys and your X are the girls. Now in theory, the boys:
1. Die quicker
2. They are smaller in size
3. But they are faster
So the girls are going to be opposite, right? They are going to:
1. Be bigger
2. They’re going to be slower
3. And they are going to live longer
Now the reason for that is they are able to withstand an acidic environment before the cervical mucus actually, before fertile cervical mucus starts to take place.
According to the Shettles Method, to conceive a boy, you need to time intercourse as close to ovulation as possible. Now the reason for this is because they are so much faster than the girl sperm, it gives them a more likelihood of fertilizing the egg before the girl sperm would. So this means you would want to abstain from intercourse 4 or 5 days before ovulation which would be best for the girls.
Another tip according to the Shettles Method is using deep penetration. They recommend using rear entry, or as most of us refer to it as “doggy style.” The idea behind this, is that since the sperm will be deposited as close to the cervix as possible, that’s less distance traveled, which is friendly to the boy sperm, not the girl. And because it is already at the cervix, it’s in an environment where the cervical mucus is most friendly to the boy sperm, not the girl sperm.
Men want to avoid wearing tight clothes in general. It’s not good for either sperm. But it is more likely to kill off the boy sperm over the girl sperm, since they are smaller and less protected.
Now, the last tip to the Shettles Method, is that the women orgasm directly before or at the same time as their male partner. Now the idea behind this is that the female orgasm can increase the alkaline secretions in the vagina, making it more favorable for a boy, not a girl.
Next, we have the Shettles Method tips to conceive a girl. The first tip to conceive a girl is that you want to have sex 2-3 days before ovulation. And then, avoid intercourse just before ovulation, up to 2 days after ovulation. Now, the idea behind this is that only the girl sperm will be left, waiting to fertilize the egg.
The next tip according to the Shettles Method is using the missionary position due to its shallow penetration. The idea behind this is that since girl sperm live longer than boy sperm, the further it’s deposited from the cervix, the more likelihood that a girl sperm will fertilize the egg over a boy sperm.
Now the last tip according to the Shettles Method is that the woman does not have an orgasm during intercourse. The idea behind this is that since the X chromosome carrying sperm (the girls) are more likely to survive an acidic cervical environment over the boys, they have a bigger advantage.
Okay, so I know that was like a lot of information to take in, so let’s just do a quick recap:
TIP #1: Timing of Intercourse -
Okay, so for timing of intercourse, closer to ovulation = BOY.
And further from ovulation within your ferile window = GIRL.
TIP #2: Sexual Position -
The deeper the penetration, the better for a BOY.
And the more shallow the penetration, the better for a GIRL.
Tip #3: To ‘O’ or not to ‘O’
And then the last you have is orgasm. For a female to have an orgasm is better for a BOY.
And for a female to NOT have an orgasm, due to the vaginal secretions, it’s better for a GIRL.
And essentially, it’s as simple as that. Until next time ladies, see you later. Bye!
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Lucy is a mother of three, who’s passionate about all things AP parenting. When she’s not busy giving tips on keeping babies healthy & happy, you can find her blogging on her popular YouTube channel