The average couple has sex 104 times before getting pregnant, according to a British survey published today.
Women took six months on average to conceive their first child, with couples having sex around four times a week while they were trying.
The study of more than 3000 mothers, commissioned by UK family planning company First Response, also found that two-thirds of women got pregnant more quickly than they expected.
One in 10 women were so eager to conceive they even called their partner home from work to have sex while they were ovulating, it said.
"Having sex 104 times before falling pregnant does sound rather a lot, but as they say, practice makes perfect. Trying for a baby is a very exciting time for a couple, and many try to have sex at every opportunity in order to get pregnant," said First Response spokesman Dr. Mike Smith.
But nearly a quarter of women said sex became “boring” when trying to start a family, while 11 percent of men complained about the amount of sex their partner demanded and admitted to feeling "completely used."
The survey also found that one in 10 women told their parents before telling their partner that they were expecting a child.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Average couple has sex 104 times before getting pregnant.