Trying to Conceive: Is Having Sex Everyday Bad?

Should you have sex everyday while trying to have a baby? Can this make it easier to conceive, or is it bad? Continue reading to find out.

By Alice Bassett
Edited by Kelli Harris

Published November 30, 2021.

When trying to conceive you might think it is a good idea to have sex every day in order to increase your chances. Is this a good idea? The short answer is that it is difficult to determine how much sex is too much, and how much is just enough to get pregnant. There are ways to increase your chances of conceiving, such as having sex during ovulation, which may be more manageable than having intercourse every day.

Is Having Sex Everyday Bad When Trying to Conceive?

Yes, it can be. Studies have shown deduced that sex during the implantation window could cause complications with how the embryo embeds itself into the endometrial lining. This suggests that sex during this time can prevent implantation. It is also suggested that frequent ejaculation can cause lowered sperm counts in men. These avenues are under-researched, however, but perhaps still beneficial to keep in mind.

How Should You Have Sex for Conception?

If done during the fertile window, however, having sex multiple times a day can be beneficial. Ejaculating twice or more introduces a lot of sperm into the vaginal canal. The sperm can survive for many days, thus increasing the chances of conception.

If you do not want to have sex multiple times a day, you can track your fertility window to increase your chances of getting pregnant. If you track the phases of your menstrual cycle well, you should be able to identify the middle (provided it is regular). This is the day you ovulate, and along with the five days leading to it, is your fertile window. Capitalize on this window and the longevity of sperm if you are trying to conceive.


Whether you have sex every day, every other day, or only during your fertile period is entirely up to your preferences and understanding of your body. It is advised to see a medical professional if you suspect you have any fertility issues, or you are wanting to do more extensive family planning.