The research is one of many studies finding differences in women's sexual interest across the menstrual cycle. For example, a study in the journal Hormones and Behavior found that around ovulation, when pregnancy is possible, women say they prefer macho, masculine guys. An April study even suggested that women who are in the more fertile phase of the month are more likely to see Georgia O'Keeffe's suggestive paintings as erotic. The new study finds that sexual fantasies increase, and lead to more arousal in women, during fertile periods.
If you can narrow down your fertile window, you can increase sexual activity around these days and increase the likelihood of conception. Most women can only conceive five to six days out of every month. Before a pregnancy can take place, one of your ovaries must release a mature egg. This is called ovulation. Once the egg is released, it travels to your fallopian tubes.
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Back to Your pregnancy and baby guide. Getting pregnant conception happens when a man's sperm fertilises a woman's egg. For some women this happens quickly, but for others it can take longer. Out of every couples trying for a baby, 80 to 90 will get pregnant within 1 year. The rest will take longer, or may need help to conceive.