Dow many instances of intercourse are with the intention to conceive?

Posted by: TBR

5 Total Votes

One to fifty percent

4 votes

Fifty to one hundred percent

1 vote

Less than one percent

0 votes
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TBR says2015-05-23T12:09:58.5109618-05:00
I had to reform the question and answered five times to get this innocuous poll question past this god-awful filter. This is just nuts.
wrichcirw says2015-05-23T12:42:28.6146519-05:00
FYI, to fix your grammar: "Do many instances of intercourse have the intention to conceive?"
PetersSmith says2015-05-23T12:50:14.3485981-05:00
TBR says2015-05-23T17:09:59.8198868-05:00
Yea, sorry. Was frustrated. The poll was rejecting. I had to reword five times to get it to accept.
briantheliberal says2015-05-23T20:57:02.3201193-05:00
I'm assuming most people who have sexual intercourse aren't trying to conceive.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-05-24T03:19:26.2416204-05:00
It's hard to have hard stats on this but this would depend on the level of morality in society. In a completely virtuous society, likely close to 100%. In a corrupt society that embraces perverted values like hedonism, likely close to 1%.
briantheliberal says2015-05-24T03:23:46.8940332-05:00
What does morality have to do with people having sex and babies?
Krampus says2015-05-26T09:13:20.2746736-05:00
With the intention? There is way too many factors here, so a lot of assumptions will have to be made in order to vote on this. I voted 1%-50% because women, on average, ovulate for about 1 week per month, which equals out to about 1/4th of their entire reproductive life (puberty-menopause). So the probability of getting pregnant at any given time (assuming 100% conception rate if intercourse happens during ovulation) is around 25% if neither partner has any idea where the woman is in her cycle. If the couple is trying to conceive, they most likely take note of when the woman is ovulating. They will increase their instances of intercourse from their norm, and will have a 100% occurrence of "intent to conceive". People not is stable relationships do not have sex as often as people who do, but have an extremely high instance of "intent to not conceive". So, high instance of 100% intent to conceive vs a relatively low instance of high percentage of "intent to NOT conceive" would put it in the 1-50% range.
TBR says2015-05-26T11:16:55.3293821-05:00
1) The poll question and answers were NO what I wanted. The filter made me change it over-and-over. I though it was having issues with "intercourse", but I think it is making answers things like < 1%. Regardless, the question still works, just not worded as I wanted either the question or answers.
TBR says2015-05-26T11:18:24.0306203-05:00
2) Krampus takes an interesting line on this. I would argue that regardless of ovulation, intent is not necessarily there.
TBR says2015-05-26T11:22:20.0256742-05:00
I have a hard time believing even the 3 (1 to 50) votes. If you take a somewhat average man or woman @ ~112 instances of intercourse per year its VERY hard to believe that intent was to conceive more than .9%
Krampus says2015-05-26T11:36:45.3878688-05:00
TBR, you are probably right, it's just that a question like this has an absurd number of variables and the scope is quite broad.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-05-26T12:12:56.3173619-05:00
Then you're also saying that, because every single instance to conceive takes intercourse, that greater than 50 percent of conceptions are mistakes? That explains alot.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-05-26T12:16:07.4880650-05:00
Explains alot about the people we have among us.
TBR says2015-05-26T12:16:48.8035201-05:00
@Krampus - I don't disagree. What I was trying to gauge was obvious, but difficult in a simple one question poll. Every instance of sex is not an invitation (intent) to conceive. I am 45, and have NO idea how many times I have had sex. I will just use the average I found (it sounds reasonable) of ~112/year. I started having sex @17, that is over 3,000 instances. I have ONE child, and still have NEVER set out to conceive.
TBR says2015-05-26T12:20:07.8264319-05:00
@FreedomBeforeEquality - Yes, I am saying that much more than 50 percent are mistakes.
TBR says2015-05-26T12:29:32.5991041-05:00
Right now there are ~228:1000 abortions:live births. ~18%. There are another ~3% placed for adoption. If you think there are > 30% additional pregnancy that were planed, you are nuts.

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