Women often ask us- can I get pregnant without sex? They often think, if we kiss, we become pregnant. Women also have questions about first time sex pregnancy chances.
The main rule behind pregnancy
To get a woman pregnant, a man needs to ejaculate (cum) close to her vagina or inside her vagina.
After entering the woman's body, the sperm cells swim their way up to find themselves an egg to fertilize. Only one sperm cell fertilizes the female egg -now called a zygote.
The zygote implants itself in the uterus and divides into multiple cells to form a ball-like structure, known as the embryo. This is when the pregnancy officially starts. The embryo further grows to form a fetus or baby within the nine-month gestation period.
Man's Sperm + Woman's Egg = Zygote = Embryo = Pregnancy
Can breast kissing cause pregnancy?
No, it is biologically impossible to get pregnant by breast kissing. Breast kissing does not involve sperm reaching your vagina. Your breast is far, far away from your vagina and a man's sperm is only released from his penis.
Since breast kissing does not involve direct contact with a man's penis and woman's vagina, you cannot get pregnant from breast kissing.
You can only get pregnant when a man's sperm reaches your vagina. Even then, pregnancy is only possible if sperm remains active in the body at ovulation and fertilization happens. Breast kissing does not cause pregnancy.
What happens if a boy touches your breast?
Studies say that nipples are one of the most erogenous zones of a woman's body.
Breast kissing and sucking can be effective foreplay and is sexually stimulating for both partners.
When a boy touches your breast with approval, you are likely to enjoy it and be sexually stimulated. Whether he touches your breast with a bra on or off, strokes, squeezes or touches your breast, your nipples get hard. Some women also get goosebumps on their breast when a boy touches their breast.
This is because the nipples of a woman are extremely sensitive to the touch and have thousands of nerve endings.
You may feel sexual stimulation if a boy touches, kisses, or sucks your breasts. It can further lead to intercourse or sex, which can cause pregnancy.
Can a girl get pregnant by kissing and hugging?
Can a girl become pregnant by lip kissing? If a boy kisses a girl, will she get pregnant? A girl will not get pregnant just by hugging or kissing. All the steps mentioned in the introductory header must happen in sequence for a girl to get pregnant:
Though you can show affection to your partner by kissing and hugging him, it will not result in pregnancy. However, a hug and kiss can also be part of your foreplay and cause sexual arousal. This can further progress towards copulation or intercourse.
What is oral sex? Can a girl get pregnant by oral sex?
Oral sex is when you and your partner stimulate each other's genitals using your mouth, lips, or tongue.
Men can sexually arouse a woman orally by licking or sucking her vagina, vulva, or clitoris. Similarly, women can suck or lick men's penis leading to semen ejaculation in their mouth. It is your choice if you want to swallow it or not.
Sperm, however, cannot fertilize an egg if you swallow semen via the mouth during oral sex. It must enter your body through the vagina for pregnancy.
This is because your digestive tract or gastrointestinal tract is not connected to the reproductive tract in any way. Also, sperm cannot survive the acids and juices released inside the gastrointestinal tract to digest food. They need a wet and warm environment to stay active.
Does anal sex cause pregnancy?
No, getting pregnant from anal sex is highly unlikely. Sperm needs to reach the uterus for pregnancy to occur, which cannot be reached through a woman's anus. However, chances of getting pregnant are higher if semen enters from your anus into your vagina. Apart from that, you should be more careful of sexually transmitted diseases and infections while indulging in anal sex.
Can you get pregnant with clothes on?
Can you get pregnant from rubbing with clothes on? No- getting pregnant when you have clothes on is unlikely. If your male partner ejaculates (cums), and that ejaculation gets past your layers of clothing and the sperm from the semen reaches your vagina, a woman may become pregnant. Other than that, sexual partners sometimes dry hump with clothes on. Dry humping, or as some people call it dry sex, is engaging in sexual activities with clothes on to prevent sperm from getting in. Hence, the chances of getting pregnant with clothes on is improbable.
How to confirm whether sperm went inside?
The feeling of sperm entering a woman's vagina is subjective. Despite there being no definite answer to judge whether the sperm has entered inside, if the penis is inside the vagina, it is almost certain the sperm has entered. Here is how to confirm whether sperm went inside.
Can lip kiss cause pregnancy?
Lip kissing does not cause pregnancy unless you have sexual intercourse with your partner. Does a girl get pregnant by kissing? No. Can we get pregnant by lip kissing? No.
Can you get pregnant from kissing too much?
By kissing can we get pregnant? No. No amount of lip kissing and hugging can get a girl pregnant, as explained above. This also includes kissing boobs.
Can hugging tightly cause pregnancy?
The egg must fuse with sperm to form the zygote and then get implanted into the uterus for pregnancy. This will only happen if the penis releases semen into your vagina. Hence, hugging your partner will also not lead to pregnancy, no matter how tight it is.
When do you get pregnant?
Women's reproductive system consists of two ovaries, a fallopian tube, uterus, and a vagina. It operates on a 22-28 days cycle, also known as the menstrual cycle. Ovaries have eggs that mature around the 14th day of the menstrual cycle. One mature egg is released from the ovary and enters the fallopian tube. It stays in the fallopian tube for 24-42 hours, waiting for a sperm to fertilize it.
A man's testicles produce sperm cells. They combine with other fluids to form semen, which comes from the penis during ejaculation. Studies show that the semen in one ejaculation has approximately 100 million sperm cells. Yet, one sperm is enough to fertilize the egg or ovum.
While having sex, the penis enters the vagina and ejaculates semen. Sperm in the semen move upward towards the fallopian tube via the uterus to fertilize an egg. They remain active for six days inside the woman's reproductive system after ejaculation.
If a sperm finds an egg within that period, fertilization happens, and a zygote is formed. A zygote is a single cell having both male and female genomes. Zygote migrates to the uterus and gets attached to its innermost lining, known as the endometrium. This process is known as implantation.
Zygote further divides into multiple cells to form a ball-like structure, known as the embryo. This is when the pregnancy officially starts. The embryo further grows to form a fetus or baby within the nine-month gestation period.
However, studies say that approximately half of the zygotes fail to implant into the uterus. They shed out of the body through the vagina and the outer lining of the uterus. This is why you have periods every month. If sperm doesn't find an ovary to fertilize within six days of ejaculation, it dies. Women's immune systems consider it a foreign object and remove it from the body.
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