One of the biggest challenges a lot of young people face is misinformation about pregnancy. The traditional approach to sex education taken by most people is one of heavy avoidance of most of the topics.
This leads young teens to rely heavily on their friends for information about sex and pregnancy. Some of the inaccuracies that are passed around today are the same misinformation that is still believable in the minds of young people today.
Ignorance about sex and pregnancy is one of the things that leads to a lot of unwanted pregnancies. Can you sort out the lies from the truth?
Can A Person Get Pregnant if…
a condom isn't used
Condoms can be an excellent way to protect against STIs as well as unwanted pregnancies. If a condom isn't used it can increase the chance of pregnancy.
a person sits on the toilet after sex?
It can be an excellent idea to pee after sex because it can help avoid a urinary tract infection. Peeing after sex will do nothing to prevent a pregnancy.
a person swallows cum from oral sex?
When anything is swallowed, it travels through our digestion system. The digestive system does not connect in any way with the reproductive system. Sperm would also not be able to survive the stomach acids in our bodies. It's not possible to become pregnant by swallowing semen. It is possible, however, to get a sexually transmitted infection from unprotected oral sex.
has unprotected sex a few days before menstruations?
Each ovulation cycle will vary from person to person. The closer to menstruation, the smaller the risk of a pregnancy. Anytime there is unprotected sex, there is always a chance of pregnancy. Sperm can live inside the vagina for a several days after ejaculation. This leaves a lot of time for sperm to have the chance to fertilize an egg
two people of the same sex?
In order for conception to occur, sperm and an egg is required. If the two people have the same genitals, they are is one part missing of the equation.
the only method of birth control used is the pull out method
The pull out method is more effective than most people think but it's still the cause of 1 in 5 pregnancies of those using this method. It is not the most effective form of birth control and should be combined with another form of birth control
two condoms are used?
Condoms are only meant to be used one at a time. If you double up on condoms, you are creating additional friction that can cause both condoms to break. This applies to using an internal condom as with an external condoms.
breast feeding is being used as a form of birth control?
While breast feeding does act as a natural form of birth control, it's still possible for someone who is breast feeding to become pregnant again.
they have sex in a hot tub?
Having sex in hot water won't stop sperm from being able to fertilize an egg. There is just as much of a chance of getting pregnant having unprotected sex in a hot tub as anywhere else
people having anal sex?
When people engage in anal sex, the sperm would not be entering the vagina and given the chance to find an egg. For health reasons, it's also highly recommended to use a condom when engaging in anal sex. Having protected anal sex keeps you safer from infections as well as STIs.
they jump up and down after sex?
Jumping up and down after sex will do nothing to prevent pregnancy. It will not damage the sperm or shake them loose from their location.
they hang upside down after sex?
Hanging upside down after sex will have no effect on sperm inside the vulva. It will not move the sperm away from where it can intersect with an egg
they dry hump?
Dry humping commonly involves keeping the clothes on. Sperm is not able to travel through several layers of clothes to enter the vulva.
using a sex toy?
Sperm cannot live very long outside the body and will die if the cum dries up. It's always a good idea to properly clean sex toys between use. Using a sex toy should not get anyone pregnant unless someone with a penis ejaculates onto the sex toy and then uses it to penetrate the vulva of their partner.
oral sex is performed on a vulva?
In order for a baby to be conceived, sperm needs a chance to fertilize an egg. Sperm is only ejaculated in cum from a penis. Using a tongue to perform oral sex on a vulva cannot result in pregnancy. If a dental dam isn't used, it is possible to pass a sexually transmitted infection from unprotected oral sex.
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Ignorance and misinformation can cause a lot of damage to someone’s life. It can be the difference between someone getting a sexually transmitted infection or an unwanted pregnancy. Knowledge is what can lead people to make better choices for their life and have less accidents happen.
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