Increase Your Odds Of Conception By 20% At Home With Stork

The Stork is a drug-free device that helps you to conceive from the comfort of your own home. Today it's available to buy over-the-counter in US pharmacies, as well as in Europe and Canada.

It consists of two parts - a cervical cap and condom combined, the "conceptacle", worn by the male during sexual intercourse to collect semen, and an applicator that delivers this small cup of semen to the cervix after intercourse, where it is kept in place for up to 6 hours. The device, which is quite complex, will cost about $80. 

The Stork: a drug-free, cervical cap insemination technology deviceThe Stork: a drug-free, cervical cap insemination technology device

It looks and sounds uncomfortable for both parties, but the idea of using cervical caps after sexual intercourse - cervical cap insemination - to retain the semen in place isn't new, even though cervical caps are traditionally associated with birth control, not conception.

Plus, who cares as long as it works. About 10 percent of women (6.1 million) in the United States ages 15-44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant, and they say this method can increase chances of conception by 20%, almost as much as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in which semen is delivered directly into the uterus.

Inventions for male fertility can sound just as strange. Did you know that sperm extractors are being introduced to the Nanjing hospital, capital of Jiangsu province in China, for patients who find it difficult to retrieve sperm the old fashioned way - to reduce the embarrassment associated with sperm donation. You can regulate the speed, frequency, amplitude and temperature of the apparatus, as well as the height. The hands free machines even feature a small screen if the user needs some, ahem, assistance.

Sperm ExtractorSperm Extractor

This mechanism of harvesting sperm from human males was invented by scientists in the University of Beijing for use in diagnostic medicine, however a month after launch, not surprisingly, the machines were found for sale on the black market for personal use.

Male readers, would you use one? Female readers, would you use The Stork? Add your comments below!