Male Masturbation Effects on Fertility and Sperm Count

on Nov 20, 2012

by Brittany Null

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While studies are mixed, there has been no direct correlation that male masturbation will negatively affect his fertility or lower his sperm count.

A lot of women who are trying to get pregnant have some unanswered questions about the effects of male masturbation on sperm count and fertility as a whole. Is it true that male masturbation can actually hurt sperm count and make it even harder to get pregnant? Should you try to get your man to limit his masturbation in order to try to improve your chances of becoming parents? Today we are going to tackle some of those tough questions and give you the answers that you need. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Studies are mixed

There have been many studies done on the effects of male masturbation and fertility. Some of these studies have come back with mixed results, and there is data on both sides of the fence. Some of these studies say that male masturbation depletes the sperm count, making it harder for the woman to get pregnant from sexual intercourse. These studies suggest that men refrain from masturbating to help improve fertility and that you try to get your man to stop masturbating altogether when you are trying to have a baby. However, these studies are few and far between. Most studies do not agree that masturbation is harmful to fertility at all.

No direct correlation

Most experts and researchers agree that there is no direct correlation between male masturbation and decreased sperm count or fertility problems. The fact of the matter is, the male body produces sperm at a staggering rate, so it is relatively easy for the body to replenish its sperm supply. Of course, you can’t get pregnant through masturbation, so it might be a better idea to engage in sexual intercourse when you are ovulating instead of masturbating so you will have a chance to get pregnant at all. The studies that we have seen show little to no effect on fertility or sperm count, so don’t stress out about it. If you are truly worried that your man masturbating will inhibit your ability to get pregnant, try to have him refrain from masturbating for a few days before you ovulate, so he will have a larger supply of sperm when you do have intercourse.

Don’t worry

There really is no reason to worry though, about masturbation and fertility. That is just something else to worry about, and we all know that stress and anxiety can have a negative effect on your fertility. Just keep in mind that the male body is able to make up for that lost sperm very quickly. There should be no reason why your man’s body will not be able to compensate for any sperm lost during masturbation, and you should be still having the same chances of getting pregnant whether or not your man masturbates.

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Brittany lives in Kansas City, where she and her husband Austin are the proud parents of a newborn baby girl. You can subscribe to their lively and entertaining YouTube Channel to follow along on their journey.

  • Taylor

    I am 23 and i have a 4 year old. About 2 years ago i had cancer cells and had biopsys. Will that affect my chances at becoming pregnant because i have been unable to conceive since then?

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  • Perhaps if he masturbate several times a day, but even then there is probably enough sperms left.

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  • dan

    Hi… during our intercourse i am not able to ejacuvate. so i am doing mastrubation and at the end i will ejacuvate the sperms into my partners vagina i want to know whether this method helps for baby making/pregnency or not?

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  • rakesh

    i am 26 y male and i have a habit of masturbating.i got married and completed 2yr and still mynot concieved is masturbating reduces pregnenecy chances

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  • Jesus Mendoza

    Im 19 yrs and my girlfriend wanted to have a baby..we tried so hard to get her pregnant but all the times we tried came to be negative..I masturbate several times per day can this be the reason why she can’t get pregnant? We tried before and after her period days while she was ovulating and everything came negative..Can this be something I should be worrying about?

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  • Anony mouc

    im 24 year old i mastrubat alot not alot just after few day does it effect on my body and spern and does it effect my sperm for pregnancy

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  • johny

    i want to know that i mastrubat after few days does it effect my sexlife after i get merry

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  • anuj

    yes it do

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  • Tony

    Please I want to know if masturbation is harmful,and if it can affect someone in future in his marriage

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  • Tony

    How can somebody stop this act of masturbation?

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  • chang

    I masturbate 3 times every 2 days so will that decrease my sperm count

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  • Unkle Amurica

    no. The fact you have a tiny penis should be your main concern.

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  • jake

    hi. i masturbate daily in my teenage life. i stopped 5 months ago. am i fine? am i not into fertility? i’m male by the way

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  • max

    hi iam 20 years old and i masturbate daily is that will effect in my future

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  • ujjwal shukla

    hii i am 20 years old.. i used to masturbate daily. while i am masturbating i used to release my sperm daily.. if i do so is there any problem in sperm quantity for the future to have children? does sperm count educe if i do so? please reply me with proper source. thank u so much

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  • Mini

    I masturbated and after 2 days masturbated again and two hours later I had sex with my wife. She’s pregnant. I want to know: Is any danger for baby? for example retardness or sth like this?

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