“Can you get pregnant without having penetrative sex?” If a couple has not taken the traditional route of sexual intercourse and instead opted for grinding, oral or even anal sex, the risk of pregnancy is very low, but it is still there. Yes, you read that right and we are here to tell you why.
Right since childhood, we are taught that unprotected vaginal sex is the most common way to get pregnant. The keyword here is “most common”, which underlines the fact that it is not the only way to get pregnant. Vaginal sex is when a man ejaculates semen inside the vagina and the sperm, which is present inside the semen, fertilises a woman’s egg.
Can you get pregnant without vaginal intercourse?
Even though it is highly unlikely to get pregnant without penetration, it is still possible, in some rare circumstances. Here are some of the scenarios:
Getting pregnant with precum
When you engage in any sexual activity, the penis releases pre-ejaculate fluid, which is also known as precum. Precum prepares/lubricates the urethra for ejaculation. The more lubricated the urethra, the easier it should be for sperm to make it out of a person’s body. It also acts as additional lubricant during sex.
According to a lot of research, while the pre-ejaculate fluid contains very few to no sperm, you can never be too sure. Since men do not actually have any control over the discharge of precum, it is possible for the sperm to find their way towards your vulva.
If your partner ejaculates anywhere near the opening of your vagina or has semen on his fingers and touches your vagina, it is possible for you to get pregnant. You need to remember that sperms are sneaky little beings whose only job is to swim their way up to the vagina.
If your partner ejaculates near the rectum, it isn’t that difficult for semen to travel to the vulva. Simply put, if you are worried about getting pregnant, ensure that you don’t get semen or even pre-ejaculate fluid anywhere near your delicate bits.
(With external inputs)