For a lot of women, the post-coital pee is de rigueur. Peeing after sex, as your doctor, best friend, and mom have probably told you countless times, is the best way to avoid a urinary tract infection. Spooning can wait. Can you still get pregnant if the sperm comes out after sex? Sperm travels rapidly through your reproductive tract, reaching your Fallopian tubes in as little as one minute. Some of this sperm will remain in the back of your vagina in an area called the posterior fornix , falling out anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours later.
Can You Still Get Pregnant if Sperm Comes Out After Sex?
Sex Ed for Baby Making
Not getting the timing right. Counting day one of your period as day one of your cycle, most women ovulate about 14 days before their next period. If your cycle is very regular you have a good idea when you ovulate. If not, it might make sense to buy an over-the-counter fertility monitor to help you get the timing right. Logic tells us that if a little is good, a lot is better. Sperm counts may actually be lower if men ejaculate too often. So many experts have concluded that sex every other day—and not more than once a day—is ideal for baby-making.
The pre-teen birds and bees talk all made it seem so simple. Love, sex, and pregnancy. Each was easily explained, right? Or maybe it was just that you wanted that awkward conversation to end? Whatever the case, you thought you had it all figured out.
Pregnancy is possible whenever semen is in or on the vagina. But getting pregnant by wiping is unlikely, especially if the semen is not fresh or only a small amount enters the vagina. However it happens, if fresh semen enters the vagina of a person who can conceive, pregnancy becomes a possibility. This article investigates the chances of pregnancy occurring in this way, how to reduce the odds, early signs of pregnancy, and more.