Daily sex can improve the genetic quality of a manís sperm and could enhance his chances of fathering a child, new research has suggested.
Couples who are trying for a baby are often advised to have sex every other day, so that the manís sperm count has time to recover, but scientists in Australia have discovered that this may lower some menís fertility.
While abstaining from sex for a few days does boost sperm counts, sperm quality as well as quantity is important to male fertility and this can be damaged if a man ejaculates too infrequently.
A study at Sydney IVF, a centre for infertility treatment, has found that daily sex for a seven-day period substantially improves the genetic quality of sperm, without lowering sperm counts enough to impair fertility. Scientists plan to examine whether this also affects pregnancy rates.