really worried (17) writes: I had sex with my boyfriend recently. Im worried that i might get pregnant because when he was putting on the condom he put it on backwards. He realized it and then he put it on properly. However, he told me a tiny bit of precum got on the exterior of the condom.
I have been researching online trying to find out if precum can cause pregnancy. Some people say that it can and others say it can’t. Then i read that if the male urinated any time after his previous ejaculation then the precum wouldn’t pick up any left over sperm in the urethra. Do you think that tiny bit of precum can get me pregnant??
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Dear Really Worried,
Once in a rare while a girl gets pregnant from pre-ejaculation fluid; however, I’m emphasizing the “rare” part. Your chances are very, very small. First, there’s very little sperm in pre-ejaculation fluid – hardly enough to get someone pregnant. Many guys who struggle with infertility issues have a similar ratio of sperm to semen that is found in pre-ejaculation fluid. You need a high ratio of sperm to semen in order to successfully get pregnant. Secondly, the amount of pre-ejaculation fluid that may have gotten on the inside-out condom would be very small. So … in my opinion, you should be good to go.
To be on the safe side (if your next period is late), it wouldn’t hurt you to take a home pregnancy test no earlier than the day that your next expected period should have ended. Be sure to take the pregnancy test first thing in the morning with your concentrated urine. But I’m quite sure it will come back negative.
Cheer up :)