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How long does it take for sperm to redevelop after ejaculation?

My wife and I are trying to conceive. Is it true that we should wait 48 hours between the times we have sex so my sperm can redevelop? The thing is, I ended up ejaculating in my sleep and then had sex with my wife about six hours later because it was one of the key days for getting pregnant. Do you think my sperm will be too weak or undeveloped to get her pregnant because I ejaculated too recently? Thanks for your help.

Is there a difference between orgasm and ejaculation?

It is possible for a man to ejaculate without having an orgasm, and vice versa? The terms "orgasm" and "ejaculation" seem to be used interchangeably, which is confusing to me. Do both words mean the same thing?

Could my girlfriend be pregnant if we had unprotected sex 14 days after her period started?

I have a question about pre-ejaculation fluid. I've always used the withdrawal method when I've had sex with my partners...but I was told recently that “pre-cum” might get a girl pregnant. Is this true? Also, could my wonderful new girlfriend be pregnant? The last time we had sex was 14 days after her period started. Lastly, can you recommend anything I can read to further educate myself on contraceptives?

Now that I’m 64, I only ejaculate about half the time when I have sex. What’s going on?

I’m a 64-year-old male in very good physical condition, but I don’t seem to ejaculate consistently. I have sex about 3-4 times per week. I’ll have sex and be able to ejaculate one week and then nothing the next week. I can’t figure it out. What’s going on?