Natural gender selection has been practiced for centuries and while there are plenty of Old Wive’s Tales, some of them are actually grounded in scientific fact. Naturally, there is no 100% guarantee that following these techniques will result in having a child be the gender you want, they can increase the likelihood that you will.
If you are trying to have a boy, it is important to remember that the sperm that carry the Y chromosome, the one responsible for determining the male gender, are much different than the sperm that carry the X chromosome, or the one that is responsible for determining the female gender.
The Y sperm are smaller and more agile, and they can reach the egg much quicker. However, they don’t live as long as the X sperm do and they have some limitations when it comes to dealing with the PH of your body. Let’s look at the factors that can assist the Y sperm in reaching the egg first, resulting in a boy.
Your PH Balance and Your Diet
Y sperm require a PH balance that is more alkalai than acidic. This means that you will need to adjust your diet somewhat. Foods that are rich in potassium and sodium are ideal if you are trying to have a boy. This includes foods like red meat, bananas, peaches and sausage.
Getting Your Timing Right
Timing is crucial if you want the Y sperm to reach the egg before the X sperm do. This means that you will need to schedule intercourse as closely as possible to the day that you ovulate. The egg is viable for a period of 24 hours, and this will give the Y sperm enough of a chance to reach the egg while they are still viable as well.
Choosing the Right Position
The position that you choose also affects how quickly the Y sperm will reach the egg. It is important to use a position that will allow for deep penetration and the man must orgasm as closely to the neck of the cervix as possible. Positions that allow for this include woman dominant, or woman on top as well as doggy style or rear entry.
Interestingly enough, if a woman orgasms before a man does, it increases the chances of having a boy. This is due to the fact of the secretions within the vagina that occur during an orgasm. They shift the balance of the PH to more alkaline, allowing the Y sperm the perfect environment they need to make it through the cervix.
What to Remember
Again, there is no 100% guarantee that you will be able to conceive a boy using these methods, but it does increase your chances significantly. No matter what gender your child ends up being, the important thing is that they are healthy. It’s fun to try and naturally select the gender of your child, but at the end of the day there are many different factors that will ultimately decide their sex.