Pregnancy without penetration is possible, but it is very difficult for it to happen because the amount of sperm that comes into contact with the vaginal canal is very small, which makes it difficult to fertilize the egg. Sperm can only survive outside the body for a few minutes, however the hotter and wetter the environment, the longer it can become viable.
In order for you to have a chance in getting pregnant without penetration, you must not be using any contraceptive method. Some situations may increase your risk of getting pregnant without penetration, such as:
- After ejaculation, placing the finger or objects that had contact with sperm inside the vagina;
- Your partner ejaculates near the vagina, for example near or over the groin;
- Placing the erect penis in a region of the body near the vaginal canal.
In addition to these situations, interrupted intercourse, which is the removal of the penis from the vagina before ejaculation, may also pose a risk of pregnancy, because even if there is no ejaculation during penetration, the pre-ejaculatory fluid may also contain sperm, and there may be, egg fertilization.
The possibility of pregnancy when wearing underwear is still questionable and no penetration occurs, as it is not yet known whether sperm can reach the tissue and reach the vaginal canal. In addition, ejaculation during anal sex can lead to pregnancy if fluid flows into the vaginal region. However, this situation usually does not increase the risk of pregnancy as there is no connection between the anus and the vagina. However it can pre-dispose both women and men to infections.
How not to get pregnant
The best way to prevent an unwanted pregnancy is by using a contraceptive method such as a condom, birth control pill, IUD or diaphragm, as these are the safest ways to prevent sperm from reaching the egg.
However, only condoms and a female condom are able to prevent pregnancy and the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases and are therefore the most suitable methods for those who have more than one sexual partner, for example.