Can You Get Pregnant With Precum?

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There are a number of situations or circumstances related to intercourse that leave people with many questions.

Can you get pregnant with pre-cum (pre-ejaculate fluid), or can you get pregnant without penetration, or can you get pregnant grinding?

These are just some of the questions people ask as they engage in sex or other acts of intimacy.

So, Can You Get Pregnant with Precum?

Precum is more accurately known as pre-ejaculate. This is a bodily fluid that frequently seeps out of the penis during intercourse.

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More importantly, they do not have any control over it. Early understandings on precum once were that sperm is expected to be part of the fluid.

Further investigation revealed that the majority of pre-ejaculate fluid had dead or no sperm at all.

It is possible for small amounts of sperm to exit your reproductive system and make its way into the precum or pre-ejaculate.

Can you get pregnant with precum?  Well, the expected answer and common answer is no.

There are rare cases where living sperm can be presented in the precum and conception subsequently possible.

Illustration of Multicolored Sperm

Can You Get Pregnant Without Penetration?

Can you get pregnant without penetration is a frequent question of teenagers who are experimenting with intimacy and wanting to avoid pregnancy.

Others wish to wait on sex until marriage, but looking to be intimate with their partner.

For all practical purposes, you cannot get pregnant without penetration.

However, there are some simple but doubtful exceptions. For conception to occur, all it takes is for semen to come in contact with the vaginal canal.

If ejaculation occurs and semen comes in contact with the vaginal canal, conception can occur even without penetration. This is rather unlikely, but it is technically possible but highly unlikely.

Can You Get Pregnant While Grinding?

Similar to intimacy without penetration, grinding is a form of intimacy that involves going through the motions of having sex without penetration.

Grinding can occur fully dressed, nude or more frequently in underwear. Getting pregnant while grinding is highly unlikely.

There is very little chance of conception, particularly in fully clothed partners.

The chances, although still slim, go up when you grind while in underwear and even more so if you grind while nude.

As noted above, for conception to be a possibility sperm has to come in contact with the vaginal canal.

If you are grinding in underwear, there is a remote chance that semen could seep through the underwear and gain access to your vaginal canal. This is highly doubtful but possible.

The chances of conception go up even further if you are grinding in the nude. When he ejaculates and it lands on your stomach or thighs, it could accidentally gain access to your vaginal canal.

Without the clothes or underwear, there is less impeding the access to the sperm.

Can You Get Pregnant While Grinding? The answer is probably not, but there is a remote possibility depending on the specific situation.

Last updated: September 2, 2016 at 3:58 am