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    I've read that boy sperm swim faster but girl sperm live longer. so if you want a girl, bd a few days before ovulation as by the time you ovulate, the boy sperm would've died off, theoretically increasing your chances of the egg being fertilized by a longer living girl sperm.

    the theory goes that the closer to ovulation you bd, the more likely the faster boy sperms get to the egg and fertilize it first.

    we bd right on ovulation and got a boy.

    I do often wonder though if men produce a greater quantity of either sperm as this would be a variable also? like families that have like 4 or 5 girls...surely that's more than just pot luck? I reckon some guys have more girl sperm and others have more boy sperm.

    end of the day I reckon it's just chance though. there's no real way to accurately sway either way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    I was just explaining the theory, no need to be narky about it.
    Well said. I'm sick of people getting narky about discussions on here, this is a forum for parents asking questions we shouldn't have to put up with people having a go at each other

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybeeno1 View Post
    Well said. I'm sick of people getting narky about discussions on here, this is a forum for parents asking questions we shouldn't have to put up with people having a go at each other
    I honestly don't think dt75 was having a go. her posting style is very forthright and can come across as brisk. I don't think there was any narkiness behind her post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    I do often wonder though if men produce a greater quantity of either sperm as this would be a variable also? like families that have like 4 or 5 girls...surely that's more than just pot luck? I reckon some guys have more girl sperm and others have more boy sperm.
    I have had this thought too.

    I thought diet (the male diet) is important to sway a partocular gender. No idea if it works but won't hurt to try (unless you are allergic to a food)

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    I honestly don't think dt75 was having a go. her posting style is very forthright and can come across as brisk. I don't think there was any narkiness behind her post.
    I agree, I don't think it was meant in a rude way. I know her post seemed short, but I doubt there was anything behind it

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    We conceived twice dtd on ovulation. I have one boy and one girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjk View Post
    We conceived twice dtd on ovulation. I have one boy and one girl.
    But maybe a sperm from earlier dtd was waiting for the egg already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjk View Post
    We conceived twice dtd on ovulation. I have one boy and one girl.
    This is a good example of how timing of DTD does not sway, contrary to popular belief. If it was as easy as saying "OK, I want a girl so I'll just DTD a few days before I ovulate" then anyone who wanted to get their desired gender would just do that. Everyone in China and India would make sure they only dtd on O day. It just doesn't work like that. There is definitely a science to swaying but also it is just a bit of luck as well. Biology is far to clever to be able to be manipulated so easily.

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    I just read an article on swaying and it basically said any technique at most has about 70% chance of success. Given you have a 50% chance of getting a girl anyway they aren't huge odds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    I do often wonder though if men produce a greater quantity of either sperm as this would be a variable also? like families that have like 4 or 5 girls...surely that's more than just pot luck? I reckon some guys have more girl sperm and others have more boy sperm.
    I did read somewhere years ago that men of certain occupations that place their bits under stress tend to have more girls. eg elite athletes, deep sea divers. Same for obese men.


 

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