Can I get pregnant from vaginal sex?
In fact, vaginal sex is the best natural way to get pregnant!
If you and your partner are having vaginal sex without using any protection, you are at a high risk of getting pregnant.
A woman risks getting pregnant if sperm, which is found in semen (cum) and sometimes in pre-ejaculatory fluid (pre-cum), enters her vagina.
The chances of this happening during vaginal sex are extremely high given that the penis is inside the vagina, and therefore any fluid released by the penis is already in the exact right spot.
This makes vaginal sex the sexual act with the highest pregnancy risk.
Vaginal sex puts the woman at risk of getting pregnant even if her partner doesn’t ejaculate inside her and instead pulls his penis out just before reaching orgasm.
This is because sperm is sometimes found in pre-ejaculatory fluid, a sexual fluid released from the urethra (the small tube running through the penis) during an erection, before the man reaches orgasm and ejaculates.
Finally, contrary to what some people might say, vaginal sex puts a woman at risk of getting pregnant even when she is having her period (although the chances are low).
In fact, if a woman has a very short cycle or a very long period, the last days of bleeding can be much closer than average to ovulation—sometimes close enough for sperm to survive until the egg is released.
When this happens, the woman is indeed at risk of getting pregnant.