It is technically possible to gt pregnant without actually having sex, even if you’re a virgin. The hymen has a small opening in it to allow menstrual blood to pass through. If you are messing around with a boy and somehow his semen gets around your vaginal area it’s possible for it to enter your vagina which could lead to pregnancy. It’s not terribly likely that all that would happen at exactly the time you ovulated, but it’s technically possible.
How does fertilization & pregnancy happen?
The process of fertilization takes place when the male sperms reaches and fertilizes the egg just outside of the female ovary (in the fallopian tubes). Sperms are released from a male reproductive organ (or penis) and delivered into the female’s vagina in order to achieve the successful pregnancy.
In a female reproductive system, ovaries release egg usually at the 13-15 day of the menstrual cycle. The sperm after entering into vagina, moves towards fallopian tube by passing cervix and attaches itself to one or more released eggs. This is to be noted that there are approximately 30 million sperms released in one average ejaculate but only one sperm fertilizes the female egg. This process is specifically termed as fertilization that is the basis of a healthy conception.
Pre-ejaculate is a liquid produced in the male’s penis when erected just before the ejaculation. This liquid pre-ejaculate may also contain numerous sperms which can fertilize a female ovary from the mechanism discussed above, thereby leading to conception.
The good news is that there are a number of strategies and tools to prevent unintended pregnancy. Learning more about those options and finding one (or more!) that work best for the two of you may increase the likelihood of worry-free romantic romps in the future.
If the sperm from a man’s ejaculate or pre-ejaculate gets into a woman’s vagina, there is small chance that sperm could swim up past her cervix, hook up with an egg, and fertilize it (a.k.a., conception).
Birth Control Should Be Practiced If You Don’t Want a Baby
The best way to prevent pregnancy is to abstain from sex. The next best thing is to practice birth control. There are several options you can choose from to control pregnancy:
1. Physical barrier methods such as condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps and contraceptive sponges
2. Hormonal methods such as contraceptive pills, vaginal ring, contraceptive implant, contraceptive patch and contraceptive injection
3. Intrauterine device (IUD), which may be in the form of copper IUD and hormonal IUD
4. Sterilization methods, which include tubal ligation (women) or vasectomy (men)
5. Natural family planning methods, such as rhythm method, basal body temperature monitoring and cervical mucus method
6. Emergency contraception, which includes the morning-after pill, is used after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy
Additionally, it’s good to consider protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) — which can be contracted not just through vaginal sex, but through other sexual activities including skin-to-skin contact and via oral sex as well. Putting aside time for some pillow talk about safer sex with your partner may be a good next step.