Chances of Getting Pregnant from Precum

In order to get pregnant, you need a few things. You need a good, healthy egg released from the woman and some good sperm delivered from the man. You need a warm, healthy and hospitable environment to encourage the egg to not only become fertilized in the first place, but also to move along the fallopian tubes and make its way to your uterus where it will implant and hopefully stay for approximately eight and half to nine months when you will then develop a baby.

chances-of-getting-pregnant-from-precumWe all know how the reproductive system works but despite this, there are still many misconceptions flying around, just one of the being that you can’t get pregnant from pre-ejaculate, or precum as it is commonly called.

If you’d heard otherwise, the information you’re receiving is wrong. It IS possible for this to happen and the chances of getting pregnant from precum are probably higher than you may have first thought.

Chances of getting pregnant from precum

Although pre-ejaculate generally contains less in the way of active and mobile sperm than ejaculate itself, studies have shown that there is still quite a high sperm count in that precum. This means, if you are having unprotected sex around the time your egg is due to be released, there is still a chance that you could get pregnant.

The chances are greatly reduced than if the man was to ejaculate inside you but sperm can still live for up to seven days in a warm and hospitable environment meaning that within that precum, the sperm could still live in your vagina and cervix for seven days potentially causing unwanted pregnancy.

Most people aren’t aware of the precum ever being present, let along that sperm may be alive and mobile within it, making it harder to know whether or not you have actually be in contact with the body fluid, but when you consider that a man will generally start creating this natural lubrication when he starts to become erect, there is a chance that the fluid will have been there right from the beginning of your activities.

In conclusion 

Although it isn’t very common, there is still a chance that you could get pregnant if you come into contact with male pre-ejaculate. If you have had penetrative sex with your partner and your vagina or cervix has come into contact with his body fluids, there could be sperm present also.

The chances are increased further if you have already had sex with your partner, or your partner has masturbated earlier on that day. In cases such as this, there could still be sperm present in the vagina or penis and when the pre-ejaculate starts to flow, this could sweep the remaining sperm through.

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  1. My partner and I were fooling around and we had genital contact. No form of contraception was used at all and she is not on birth control. The was precum present and recently she told me that her period is very late, but that she also has missed it completely and had it very late before hand. We are going to test today. Should I be worried??? I urinated before we did it multiple times and I have heard that urine kills sperm. I’m extremely worried.

    • Precum has the potential to cause pregnant. It is not likely, but it can happen. She should monitor her experiences for signs of pregnancy. It would be beneficial for her to take a pregnancy test five days after her normal period date. There is no reason to be worried, as pregnancy is the natural product of sex. You may want to properly use birth control in the future. It would benefit you and your partner to have a discussion about it in the future. Good luck, Cm!

  2. How can stress delay a period? I’m 2 days late now, and the only thing that could’ve gotten me pregnant is a small amount of precum. But I’ve been stressing/researching it for about a month now.

    • It is possible to become pregnant due to precum. It is unlikely, but it is always beneficial to use birth control. You may have a delayed period due to stress. Continue to monitor your experiences for other signs of pregnancy. Take a pregnancy test in three days to get results. You can confirm these findings with a medical professional. Best of luck, Bailey!

  3. It was my first time having sex with my partner. Well, not sure if it really was considered sex because I tried to put my penis inside her and I don’t think I did all the way. She’s still virgin but I didn’t use protection but I only precummed. Is there a high chance she can get pregnant in the future?

    • It is possible to become pregnant due to precum. However, it is not likely to happen. She is almost certainly not pregnant. However, you should continue to be there for her emotionally at this time. If she finds that she has signs of pregnancy, then she should take a pregnancy test five days after her normal period date. Good luck, Rig.

  4. So my boyfriend and I were messing around, we were in the mood. I have him a handjob early Tuesday morning. He was wearing clothes but he cummed.
    Around 8-9ish he peed, we then had unprotected sex. He precumed in me.
    He and I were worried, so we bought Take Action, a day after pill.
    I took it about 2-3 hours after having sex. Could I be pregnant?

    • It is possible, but unlikely, to become pregnancy due to precum. If you took the day after pill, then it would have prevented any pregnancy. You may experience unusual symptoms due to the pill. Continue to monitor your experiences as you move forward. Have a great day, Sherry!

  5. My boyfriend and I were messing around, we were ‘in the mood.’ So I gave him a hand job, but he was wearing clothes, he did pee, a few hours later we had unprotected sex. He precumed in me. We were so worried, so he bought a day after pill called Take Action. I took it about 2 hours after we had sex. Could I be pregnant?

    • It is possible, but unlikely, to become pregnancy due to precum. If you took the day after pill, then it would have prevented any pregnancy. You may experience unusual symptoms due to the pill. Continue to monitor your experiences as you move forward. Have a great day, Sherry!

  6. Me and my boyfriend had sex
    The first time he came away from my vagina on my stomach.
    Then we ate and he peed twice so he could get all the cum out so there wouldn’t be any, so we had sex again, but I’m still scared there’s still a chance of me getting pregnant because there still might be sperm in his precum. This was about 4 hours ago

    • There is a chance for precum to cause pregnancy. There is always sperm in precum, just in amounts that are unlikely to cause pregnancy. However, it is possible, so continue to monitor the experiences that you are having. If you do not want to become pregnant, then it would be best to use proper forms of birth control. Take a pregnancy test five days after your normal period date for results. Good luck!

  7. Me and my boyfriend had sex
    The first time he came away from my stomach
    Then we ate and he peed twice so he could get all the cum out so there wouldn’t be any, so we had sex again, but I’m still scared there’s still a chance of me getting pregnant because there still might be sperm in his precum. This was about 4 hours ago

    • There is a chance for precum to cause pregnancy. There is always sperm in precum, just in amounts that are unlikely to cause pregnancy. However, it is possible, so continue to monitor the experiences that you are having. If you do not want to become pregnant, then it would be best to use proper forms of birth control. Take a pregnancy test five days after your normal period date for results. Good luck, Eh!

  8. So i had sex with my partner on the 25 of December and had sex unprotective and he came inside me and then i had a lil sex with another man at first we didnt use protection for like 1 minute then we used protection but he never fully came so now im thinking im pregnant and dont know by who can you please help me

    • You could be pregnant from either of them. It is likely that you are pregnant from the person who ejaculated in you. However, precum has the potential to cause pregnancy, though unlikely. You may want to practice proper birth control or use protection in the future. Good luck, Danny.

  9. My boyfriend and I had sex 4 days after my ovulation period. We first used a condom then we did unprotected sex afterwards. he didnt cum inside me but i am worried about the pre-cum? is this possible? (it’s just yesterday)

    • It is possible to become pregnant due to precum. This is unlikely, however. Continue to monitor your body for other pregnancy symptoms. If you miss your period, then take a pregnancy test five days after your normal period date. Rest easy at this time as you are likely not pregnant. Good luck, Mylene!

  10. Ok so I only have one Fallopian tube but two ovaries. I was in the middle of ovulation when I had sex a few times but we used the pull out method. I’m not in BC so what are my chances of getting pregnant?

    • The pullout method is not foolproof. If your partner does not control himself properly, then you may become pregnant. Precum has the chance to cause pregnancy as well. It is possible that you are pregnant and it is possible that you aren’t. Monitor your experiences as you move forward. Take a pregnancy test five days after your normal period date if you miss it. Best of luck, Megs!

  11. my boyfriend and i were having protected sex, but then the condom broke. he said he didn’t cum in me, but he was still freaking out and he kept changing his mind saying he didn’t know if he did bc he was close blah blah blah. but he did cum like 10 minutes later when i was giving him a bj, so that proves he didn’t cum in me? idk i’m so worried about the precum. i’ve also been having some pregnancy symptoms, but they could also be PMS bc my period is soon. i’m so scared i cannot be pregnant help.

    • This does not prove that he didn’t ejaculate during your previous intercourse. It is possible for men to ejaculate numerous times within a short period. You two should have a discussion about how to properly use birth control. He may be benefited by researching how to properly apply a condom. Continue to monitor the experiences that you are having. If you find that your period is late, then take a pregnancy five days after your normal period date. Best of luck, Hai!

  12. My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex 2 days after my period ended, he did not cum in me but I am worried about precum. We had sex that morning but he peed in between. I also felt ovulation pains 7 days later so I don’t think I was fertile at the time. I have been feeling bloated and have a little back pain but my period is due in 4 days. Could I be pregnant or is it just my period?

    • It is possible, but unlikely, to become pregnant due to precum. If you find that you are having other signs of pregnancy, then take a pregnancy test five days after your normal pregnancy date. If you are not interested in having children at this time, then it would be best for you to speak with your partner about protection. Good luck, A!

  13. My girlfriend and I were having protected sex, but the condom broke. Not sure why, all the air was out, etc. Anyways, I’m personally worried about precum. I don’t remember if I had peed or not since my last ejaculation or not. It occurred Saturday and she was supposed to have her period Monday. She generally starts within 5 days of when her app says. I haven’t brought up my concerns with her because I know stress can delay her period. How unlikely is it that precum can get her pregnant? I know the chance is slim, but how slim?

    • It is very unlikely to cause pregnancy. However, it is possible. It would be best for her to continue to monitor the symptoms that she is having. If she finds that she is having signs of pregnancy and her period is late, then she should take a pregnancy test five days after her normal period date. Be there for her at this time. Best of luck, Ab!

  14. My boyfriend and I we’re playing around, and he started rubbing his penis on my vagina. He put in the tip a couple of times, but he didn’t cum until I gave him a hj. My period is due in 3 days, so what are the chances that I could get pregnant?

    • Precum has a very low chance of causing pregnancy. It is highly unlikely that you are pregnant. That said, it is certainly possible. If you miss your period by five days, then take a pregnancy test. At this time, rest easy and try to reduce stress in your life. Good luck, Dani!

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