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Does a penis have to ejaculate inside of the vagina in order to become pregnant?……

…….Or can semen on the outside of the vagina cause pregnancy?

Pregnancy is possible whenever semen or pre- ejaculate come into contact with the vagina. If someone is having unprotected sex, but they don’t ejaculate in or near their  partner, pregnancy can still be possible as well because of something called pre- ejaculate Pre-ejaculate is a clear, sticky fluid released by the penis between the beginning of arousal and ejaculation.  Some people release a small amount of pre-ejaculate; others may release quite a bit.

Although pre-ejaculate does not contain sperm when it is produced, it can pick up leftover sperm in the urethra. This means that pre-ejaculate can contain sperm when it leaves the body, creating a risk for pregnancy.  Pre-ejaculate can also transmit STIs.

The best way to reduce the risk of pregnancy is to use forms of birth control consistently and correctly. Most forms of birth control can be up to 99% effective when used correctly. Remember, birth control does not reduce the risk of STIs, only condoms and dental dams can.

 

Teen Clinic offers all different types of birth control. Call us at 303-442-5160 if you want to make an appointment!

I gave my boyfriend a hand job and he came. Then we had vaginal sex. Is pregnancy possible?

For pregnancy to happen, semen has to come into contact with the vagina in some way. This can include if someone has semen on their hands and touch your vagina, if someone ejaculates near your vagina, or if there’s semen on a penis before it enters your vagina.

So even if your boyfriend ejaculated outside of your body, by putting his penis inside of your body semen could’ve still been present- putting the risk of pregnancy on the table. Unless your boyfriend washed his penis or put on a condom before you had vaginal sex, pregnancy could happen.

It’s important to note that the only way to 100% prevent STIs and unplanned pregnancy is to practice abstinence. Abstinence is when someone refrains from oral, anal, or vaginal sex.

But there are ways to help reduce your risk of transmitting an STI or having an unplanned pregnancy.

Teen Clinic offers many forms of birth control. And although birth control methods can be up to 99% effective in preventing pregnancy, they are not effective in preventing STIs.  It’s a great idea to consider condoms  and dental dams when you’re engaging in sexual activities. If used correctly and consistently, condoms can help prevent pregnancy and STI transmission by up to 98%! Teen Clinic offers free condoms and dental dams.

If you have any questions or want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic, give us a call at 303-442-5160.

Pregnancy can only occur when the penis enters the vagina right? What if the male ejaculates but the penis is not inserted? Is there a chance of pregnancy?

In order for someone to get pregnant, semen needs to come into direct contact with the vagina. But even if someone does not ejaculate in the vagina, there is still a risk of pregnancy. If someone ejaculates on the outside of the body but still near the vagina, sperm can travel in to the vagina, putting them at risk of pregnancy.

If someone is having unprotected sex, but they don’t ejaculate in or near their  partner, pregnancy can still be possible as well because of something called pre-cum (or pre-ejaculate). Pre-cum is something that everyone with a penis does when arousal happens. Pre-cum—officially called pre-ejaculate—is a clear, sticky fluid released by the penis between the beginning of arousal and ejaculation.  Doctors believe that pre-ejaculate helps make the urethra and the vagina less acidic, allowing sperm to survive longer.  Some people release a small amount of pre-ejaculate; others may release quite a bit.

Although pre-ejaculate does not contain sperm when it is produced, it can pick up leftover sperm in the urethra. This means that pre-ejaculate can contain sperm when it leaves the body, creating a risk for pregnancy.  Pre-ejaculate can also transmit STIs.

Did you know that sperm can also survive inside the vagina for 2-3 days under normal conditions?  If that person ovulates several days after bleeding has stopped, they may become pregnant from sperm left in the vaginal canal during intercourse.

The best way to avoid pregnancy is to use forms of birth control consistently and correctly. Teen Clinic offers all different types of birth control. Call us at 303-442-5160 if you have more questions or want to make an appointment!

I gave oral sex about three weeks ago. My partner says he hasn’t engaged in any other sexual activities besides that…

…I now have a sore throat, runny nose, and the side of my neck hurts when I press on it. I’m getting tested tomorrow. Are these symptoms of HIV/AIDS or any other STDs? How common is it to get an STD from oral sex and swallowing semen?

Although a couple of these can be symptoms of an STI (or sexually transmitted infection), these can also be symptoms of something totally different, like a common cold. Before we jump to a conclusion about either one, let’s talk about oral sex and it’s relationship to STIs.

Many people believe that because oral sex isn’t vaginal penetration, there is little to no risk. But the fact is, you can get all STIs, (except for pubic lice and Trichomoniasis) when engaging in oral sex with someone who has the infection. There are four ways in which someone can contract an STI. They are…

  • Blood
  • Skin to skin contact
  • Sexual fluids (vaginal fluids and semen)
  • Mother to child

When someone is engaging in oral sex, they can come into contact with someone’s blood, sexual fluids, and/or skin. But the good news is that there are ways to prevent STI transmission from happening! Using a condom for oral sex on a penis will help drastically reduce your risk of transmitting an STI.  If oral sex is being performed on the vagina or anus, a dental dam can be used to help reduce your risk also! You can pick up free condoms and dental dams at Teen Clinic!

It’s great that you are getting tested. Most STIs are asymptomatic, meaning that there are no symptoms but that the STI is still causing harm to the body. Because of this, getting tested on a regular basis is a great way to ensure that you’re healthy.

Teen Clinic provides free or low-cost and confidential STI testing, including a throat culture that will detect if Chlamydia or Gonorrhea is present. Remember that flavored condoms and dental dams are effective methods for reducing the transmission of STIs during oral sex! Until you are tested and treated, abstain for sexual activity or use condoms and dental dams.

Give us a call to get more information and/or to make an appointment! 303-442-5160.

I am on the Implanon/Nexplanon and I wanted to know what happens to the sperm when it’s in you and doesn’t fertilize an egg? Does it just stay inside?

That’s a great question!

It’s important to know that sperm can live inside the vagina for 3-5 days. After that, if the sperm does not fertilize and egg, the sperm cells will die. When this happens, your body will then flush out the dead cells through your body’s natural discharge.

Discharge is a natural part of the body’s self-cleaning process. Vaginas and penis‘ are self-cleaning organs. Much like earwax and tears are parts of the normal functioning of the ear and eye, people secrete moisture from the membranes that line the vagina or the tip of the penis. These normal secretions help control the growth of organisms—like yeast and certain bacterias—that are normal, healthy parts of the vagina. In addition, discharge will help flush out any foreign cells that the body is not using (in this case, unused sperm).

With more questions about sperm or discharge, give us a call at Teen Clinic! 303-442-5160.

If you have been taking your pills faithfully and at around the same time every night, is it ok that your boyfriend ejaculates inside of you?

…Can you be pregnant?

In order for hormonal birth control pills to work correctly, we recommend that patients take them within the same hour every day.  If you are following these instructions, you are taking your pills the right way.  Good work! Continue to aim for the same time every day to keep your birth control as effective as possible.

Typically, if you are taking your pills correctly and your boyfriend ejaculates inside of you, you are 92-99% protected from pregnancy.  However, birth control does not prevent against STIs. Teen clinic recommends using condoms 100% of the time to reduce the risk of infection and serve as a backup pregnancy prevention method.

It’s impossible to tell if someone is pregnant over the internet. If you are concerned, take a pregnancy test fourteen days after the unprotected sex. (This is the earliest the test would be effective.) 

Good for you for taking control of your own sexual health! Teen Clinic is here for you! Contact Teen Clinic to learn more about your pills, pick up free condoms, or take a free or low-cost pregnancy test.

Can you get pregnant without a condom and without the guy ejaculating?

Great question! The answer is yes: after a male becomes aroused, a liquid called pre-ejaculate can seep out the tip of the penis. Although pre-ejaculate itself doesn’t contain sperm, it travels through the urethra in the process of leaving the body, and can pick up sperm left over from previous ejaculations.  That means pregnancy is possible even before ejaculation has occurred. Teen Clinic recommends wearing condoms 100%, for the duration of sexual activity, to best reduce the risk. Remember, your partner may not have complete control over when ejaculation occurs; it’s better to be safe if you’re not ready for pregnancy.

To learn more about pregnancy, using condoms, or other birth control methods, make an appointment at Teen Clinic. And thanks for asking!

I don’t think I’ve had a wet dream yet but I produced a somewhat sticky substance while I was getting intimate with my girlfriend…

…although we were not actually engaging in intercourse. What is this and is there a risk for pregnancy?

Great question!  The substance you’re referring to is called pre-ejaculate (also known as pre-cum). Pre-ejaculate is a clear, sticky fluid often released by the penis between arousal and ejaculation.  Some penises release little to no pre-ejaculate; others may release quite a bit.  Doctors believe the purpose of pre-ejaculate is to make the urethra and the vagina less acidic, allowing sperm to survive longer.

Although pre-ejaculate does not contain sperm when it is produced, it can pick up leftover sperm in the urethra. This means that pre-ejaculate can contain sperm when it leaves the body, creating a risk for pregnancy.  Pre-ejaculate can also transmit STIs. If you do decide to have intercourse, be sure to use condoms consistently, correctly, and every time. If you decide to abstain from intercourse, pregnancy is not a risk unless semen or pre-ejaculate actually touches the vagina.

I was fooling around with my boyfriend but we didn’t have sex. He wasn’t wearing anything, so no condom, and I was just wearing underwear…

... He didn’t ejaculate in me, but our genitals were touching; it wasn’t skin to skin, so I was wondering if I could get pregnant.

Pregnancy is possible whenever semen touches the vagina. Clothing is not always an adequate barrier for fluids, so there is a risk for pregnancy if ejaculation occurred on the underwear.  Come to Teen Clinic for free or low-cost emergency contraception if you are concerned, and consider starting a birth control method even if you’re not engaging in vaginal intercourse at this time.

Also, remember that some STIs, like Herpes and HPV, can spread through skin to skin contact.  Make sure you’ve discussed your partner’s past sexual history and have condoms on hand whenever the genitals come into contact.  It’s always better to plan ahead!

What is pre-cum?

Pre-cum—officially called pre-ejaculate—is a clear, sticky fluid released by the penis between the beginning of arousal and ejaculation.  Doctors believe that pre-ejaculate helps make the urethra and the vagina less acidic, allowing sperm to survive longer.  Some males do not release any pre-ejaculate; others may release quite a bit.

Although pre-ejaculate does not contain sperm when it is produced, it can pick up leftover sperm in the urethra. This means that pre-ejaculate can contain sperm when it leaves the body, creating a risk for pregnancy.  Pre-ejaculate can also transmit STIs. Use condoms consistently, correctly, and every time to prevent unplanned pregnancies and infection!