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Top 4 Sex Position Myths

If you’re trying to conceive -- and you’ve let the cat out of the bag -- you’ve probably heard your share of “tips” for having sex that will really make a baby. But there’s some advice you just shouldn’t believe -- and some of the biggest ones have to do with sex positions.

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Myth #1: Missionary is the only position to use

Some people will tell you that doing it missionary style (with the man on top) will make you more likely to get pregnant. As the theory goes, the vagina slants downward the cervix when you’re in this position, so gravity will be on your side. And it’s worth it to try. But don’t worry too much about sticking to the old standby -- sperm are pretty fast swimmers and they know how to reach their destination.

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