How many times do you have to have sex to get pregnant? If you’re lucky, it could happen on the first or second try, but that’s definitely not the average, according to a new British survey.
The study of more than 3,000 mothers, commissioned by First Response, a popular family planning company, found that the average couple has to have sex 104 times before getting pregnant.
That means, on average, it took women six months to get pregnant, with couples having sex around four times a week during that time period.
"Having sex 104 times before falling pregnant does sound rather a lot, but as they say, practice makes perfect,” said First Response spokesman Dr. Mike Smith. “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.”
The survey also revealed a few other interesting tidbits. Nearly a quarter of women said sex became “boring” when they were trying to conceive, while 11 percent of men admitted to feeling “completely used.”