Sex outside of ‘optimal’ ovulation window changes immune system, increases fertility

October 7, 2015 4:31 PM

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Sex outside of ‘optimal’ ovulation window changes immune system, increases fertility

Previous research suggests having sex boosts immunity and that doing so during the optimal ovulation window improves a couple’s likelihood of conceiving. But a new study sheds light on the relationship between those findings— and alters the second, suggesting an increased chance of fertility regardless of when a woman has sex.

Researchers at Indiana University found that sexual intercourse, even when performed outside the window of ovulation, causes physiological changes in a woman’s body that make her more fertile.

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