Despite years of half-assed public school sex education, when I became sexually active in my teens, I was still very much in the dark about what can and can't get you pregnant. Even though I had not yet had sex, I spent my sophomore year of high school immersed in regular pregnancy scares that occurred every time I saw my boyfriend's penis, engaged in a particularly vigorous dry humping session, or simply caught a re-run of Kirsten Dunst's made-for-TV movie 15 And Pregnant. I knew that sperm had to make contact with an egg in order for me to become pregnant, but I didn't understand that sperm generally had to be shot out of the penis into the vagina in order to cause such trouble. Instead, I thought of sperm as more like the ozone layer — something that I couldn't see, but which was everywhere all the time, just waiting to do something major that would impact my life.
Can I Get Pregnant If I Have Anal Sex?
Can I Get Pregnant If I Have Anal Sex? (for Teens) - Nemours KidsHealth
Skip navigation! Story from Sex. When someone with a penis ejaculates into a vagina, their sperm cells swim up the fallopian tubes, looking for an egg. This can happen without ejaculation, thanks to pre-cum , too.
You Can't Get Pregnant From Anal Sex, Except…
Strictly speaking, it is not possible to get pregnant from anal sex. However, if semen enters the vagina at any point, pregnancy can occur. The chance of becoming pregnant from anal sex alone is small, but there is still a possibility — especially if people are engaging in other sexual activities. There are many myths regarding pregnancy and sex, such as whether a person can get pregnant from foreplay and whether the pull-out method works.
According to a study published in Archives of Sexual Behavior , people in the United States seem to be having more anal sex today than they did in the past. In addition, the researchers learned that many women find anal sex enjoyable, while others find it painful or unpleasant and only agree to it due to some other factor. Common factors include feeling pressured by a sexual partner and wanting to avoid pregnancy, among others. Sexual activity should be a pleasant, enjoyable, and consensual experience for both partners.