Pregnancy Myths

Can sperm go through clothes? There have been no studies providing documented evidence of conception occurring from sperm that filtered its way through clothes. Some women have claimed that this is the only possible way that they conceived. Under the varying reports of conception that occurred from semen passing through the clothes, health professionals will say that it is possible but incredibly doubtful. The expectation would be for the clothes to be completely saturated with semen and be in direct contact with the woman’s vagina.

Can you get pregnant from pre-ejaculate fluid? Pre-ejaculate fluid may leak out of the penis without your awareness. This may easily happen before ejaculation occurs or even the sensation that ejaculation is pending. Most guys have no control over it and cannot feel it coming out. The pre-ejaculate fluid may have sperm in it which may lead to conception. This reality is what makes the withdrawal method less effective.

Can you get pregnant if he only went inside for a short moment? Pre-ejaculate fluid could leak out without any awareness. This opens the possibilities for conception to occur. The probability is doubtful, but there would be a chance. The transmission of STDs can also happen through any type of skin to skin contact like this.

Can you get pregnant from faux sex or dry sex? The answer to this is similar to the clothes question. If dry sex occurs with clothes on the probabilities are extremely low. Dry sex with skin to skin contact but no penetration creates the possibility if semen comes in contact with the vagina. The odds are still low, but it is more possible in this circumstance.

Can you get pregnant if you do not have an orgasm? The answer to that question is yes. Ovulation has nothing to do with the female orgasm. It is an independent biological function which is not affected by your orgasm.

Can you get pregnant from having sex in water? The answer to this question is also yes. Penetration allows the semen to enter directly into the vagina. Whether there is water or not has no bearing on whether conception is possible or not.

Can pregnancy occur from having anal sex? Pregnancy is not possible from anal sex. However, because of the proximity of the anus to the vagina, it is possible for semen to leak of the anus and reach the vagina. This creates a remote chance of conception, but it is highly doubtful.

Can ejaculating numerous times lessen the chance of pregnancy occurring? The number of times ejaculation takes place does not affect the chance of pregnancy. Each ejaculation contains about 300 million sperm, and only one is needed to fertilize an egg.

Does sperm die when it reaches the air? Sperm does not die when it reaches the air. Sperm can easily live for over 30 minutes outside the vagina. However, sperm that is inside the vagina can live for 2 to 3 and even up to 5 days.

Last Updated: 07/2008

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