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How foreplay is important in conception? Aphrodisiacs and Conception

Published on Aug 23, 2016 and last reviewed on Nov 23, 2021   -  4 min read

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You would have heard about foreplay, but do you know foreplay plays a role in conceiving? This article explains how foreplay is important for conception.

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How foreplay is important in conception? Aphrodisiacs and Conception

Aphrodisiacs:

These are substances used to increase the sexual drive or the sexual ability of the individual. They are mainly desired by males. There is a constant search for aphrodisiacs. Over the centuries, human beings have used extracts of trees, roots, flowers, insects, animal parts, Spanish flies, strychnine, alcohol, and drugs for this purpose. However, according to scientific research, there is no effective aphrodisiac available.

Foreplay:

The best aphrodisiac can be caring and sharing with partner and foreplay. Foreplay usually should precede intercourse. This stimulates sensitive body parts and makes the partners get into the excitement stage. In addition, it also helps in enhancing vaginal lubrication in women.

The sensitive body areas are different for different individuals. Therefore, the partners have to explore each other to find out the sensitive areas that will lead to sexual excitement. These areas could be the ear lobes, neck, lips, inside skin of the upper arms or thighs, toes, fingertips, soles of the feet, breasts, and genitals. These sensitive areas are called erogenous zones. These areas can be stimulated by stroking, squeezing, tickling, licking, etc.

The partners must communicate and express to each other, such as what is pleasurable to them and what is not. A woman usually takes a longer time to get aroused than a man, so foreplay should take this into consideration. Once both the partners have agreed to have a sexual relationship, then it is the responsibility of each partner to satisfy the needs of the other. This should be done through understanding, care, and respect.

Conception:

Role of Foreplay in Conception:

Lubrication plays an important role in conception, which creates an appropriate atmosphere for the sperm to swim into the uterus through the vagina. It can be obtained by either natural or artificial means. In terms of natural lubrication, lubricating fluid is synthesized by the vaginal glands and the vaginal walls. On the other hand, artificial lubrication is obtained by the use of artificial lubricants, which is not generally advisable while trying to conceive as it can have components that can destroy the sperm or decrease the function of sperm.

The vagina can produce natural lubrication substances to keep itself moist. Two pea-sized glands present on either side of the vaginal walls called the Bartholin’s glands, along with the cervix help in producing the lubricating fluid. These glands produce an increased amount of lubricating fluids when sexually aroused by foreplay.

While trying to conceive, most couples have sexual intercourse with a schedule that might decrease the sexual arousal leading to a dry vagina, which, in turn, poses problems for conception. Also, the stress of not conceiving makes it even more difficult to attain sexual pleasure. This has resulted in decreased intimacy between them leading to failure of conception. Therefore, to increase intimacy and sexual arousal talk with your partner and engage in foreplay as much as you can before having intercourse.

Foreplay helps in increasing the lubrication of the vagina and helps in conception. Having a moist vagina is needed for women, as it does not only makes you feel good but also increases the chance of conception. Better lubrication is essential because it makes the vagina moist, thereby aids in the survival and transport of sperm through the vagina and cervix to reach the uterus. Once the sperm reaches the uterus, depending on the time of the menstrual cycle, the egg will be available for fertilization.

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Conclusion:

The directions for making a new baby are contained in the zygote. So, both partners contribute to the characteristics of the baby. Conception is the physical and physiological process of a sperm fusing with an ovum. Society requires a child to have a father and a mother, not just that they contribute a sperm and an egg cell, but so that they can nurture a child after it is born.

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