Couple having sex on blue sheets

Whether you're absolutely dying for a baby boy your first time around or are just hoping to add a little guy to your brood of girls, experiment with these sex positions, as well as diet and timing tips, to help up your odds of conceiving a male.

Making a little man

Try it from behind

Also known as "Doggie Style,” this position is highly recommended to couples hoping to conceive a boy, says Stacy Rybchin, founder of My Secret Luxury. Why? "Because it allows for deeper penetration, and consequently, during ejaculation, the male sperm get deposited closer to the cervix.” In general, male sperm are faster, but they don't live as long as females do, so the less distance they have to travel, the better!

Do it standing up

Apparently to conceive a boy, all you gotta do is have sex standing up! This position, like doggie style, enables deep penetration and is also thought to give the faster male sperm an advantage seeing as sperm must swim against gravity to get to the egg. While not backed by science, it's worth a shot if you're hoping for a male.

Choose a position that
makes you orgasm

Seriously, we're not joking! In short, an orgasm causes your vagina to become more alkaline. Fortunately for you, this shift in pH balance majorly favors male sperm, meaning they have a greater shot at actually reaching that egg and fertilizing it first. So go ahead, enjoy yourself, if you catch our drift (hint, hint)…

Wait until you ovulate

Timing is, of course, everything when it comes to making a baby. Believe it or not though, the day you do the deed (and the days you don't too!) can potentially influence the gender of your child. To increase your chances of a boy, experienced nurse and midwife Carmen Kosicek, RN, MSN, advises avoiding intercourse in the days (at least four or five) leading up to ovulation. Then do it the day of, she directs. Since male sperm are faster swimmers, the theory here is that'd they'd reach the egg first before the females. "Now, the trick is figuring out exactly when you ovulate!” Don't worry ladies — there are kits for that.

Consume more calories

And eat cereal for breakfast! "A study conducted by researchers at the University of Exeter in the UK suggests that upping your calorie intake by at least 400 calories per day and consuming cereal especially, along with bananas, fish, vegetables and other high energy foods, can help lead to conception of a boy,” reveals Dr. Ava Cadell, spokesperson for The Experience Channel and renowned love and sex therapist. Interesting, huh?

coffeeHave him drink coffee

A half hour or so before getting it on, have your man down a strong cup of caffeinated coffee or a large soda! Dr. Shettles, author of How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby, believes that this will give sperm an extra boost, particularly the males.

More tips for getting pregnant

Sex positions for conceiving a girl
Baby making sex positions
5 Reasons you aren't pregnant


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Comments on "Sex positions for conceiving a boy"

Will April 04, 2014 | 9:10 PM

I hate to break it to everyone, but there is no science to show that any of this works (and tons that show that it doesn't). Simply put, science has shown that positions have no effect on the gender of the baby. Please don't be mislead, this is simply rumor.

lover March 17, 2014 | 2:26 PM

Really, I want to have a boy baby when I get maried. Tell me exactly how I can do.

Amanda March 05, 2014 | 12:48 AM

Were looking at the ways to try for a boy. He I beside me rite now lol he is nervous but he is going to make a great dad:) Even the pictures in article are great! It makes you want to make a baby!!! Which were off to do NOW. Wish everyone luck:)

To "Seriously" February 11, 2014 | 6:22 PM

There is such a thing as "male sperm". It's the sperm that carries a "y" chromosome. Duh

serilyn February 07, 2014 | 1:49 PM

but am not getting pregnant and have done everything i can i just want twins,a boy and a girl,or a boy first before the girl,i hope this time around i will

Shanji February 05, 2014 | 5:11 AM

i was having the family planning injections for 6months.iwas suppose to have another one in October last year but I didn't. Till now am not pregnant and my husband want a Baby BOY. Please help me!!!!!!!!!

Science December 30, 2013 | 4:41 AM

I can't believe there is an article like this on the Internet!! It's a disgrace to the world of science. Having a baby boy or baby girl is a 50/50 chance. Depends on which chromosome meets the female egg, the X or the Y! Please don't mislead people.

sarah December 29, 2013 | 12:25 PM

I Really just want to have my little guy! i have two girls and i WANT a BOY any and All tips i will take !! please help me have mylittle boy! :)

Seriously... December 29, 2013 | 4:33 AM

You are aware there's no such thing as "Male sperm" right? Each sperm carries the X and Y chromosones and it just depends which meet as to which you get. But all sperm are genderless. Not a single one of these things are correct XD What a terrible article.

Ann September 22, 2013 | 5:01 AM

You can also increase your chances to conceive baby girl using chinese birth chart it is free in use.

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