Samuel Baron, Joyce Poast, C. Salivary transmission by the 30 million human immunodeficiency virus HIV carriers is rare, despite kissing, aerosolization, and dental treatment. The main protective mechanism of saliva is reported to be inactivation of HIV-transmitting leukocytes by its unique hypotonicity; however, the successful oral transmission of HIV by seminal fluid and milk is unexplained.
Boris Becker having sex with a Russian woman in a broom cupboard in a Japanese restaurant is an unlikely story to begin with. For the woman, Angela Ermakowa, to claim she now has his love child apparently backed up by genetic testing is even more extraordinary. But if you're wondering what the odds are of getting pregnant from one act of sex, don't bother.
You and your partner have decided to ditch the birth control pills, throw out the condoms, and start trying to get pregnant. But many couples find that what used to be simple and natural is suddenly fraught with concerns. Is there a right way to have baby-making sex?
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For couples trying to get pregnant, sex is the most important thing to get right. Is she achieving orgasm? Does she need to?
In this series, Life's Little Mysteries provides expert answers to challenging hypothetical questions. Spit gets a bad rap. We seldom think about it other than with disgust, as we step around sidewalk loogies and shrink back from drooling babies.
And that's a surprisingly high percentage considering that you can conceive only around the time of ovulation - a small window of opportunity each month usually about 12 to 24 hours during which the egg is viable, or open for the business of fertilisation. Doesn't sound like much of an opening? Consider, then, that sperm are able to live to fertilise for a lot longer than an egg is willing to hang out, anywhere from three to six days.