Can I get pregnant the first time I have sex?
You have been capable of getting pregnant since your first menstrual cycle.
Since that special day, your ovaries have released a mature egg every month. Once the egg is released, it travels through the fallopian tube toward the uterus.
If during this journey the egg meets a man’s sperm, gets fertilized, and implants in the wall of your uterus, pregnancy begins.
However, if the egg reaches your uterus without being fertilized, it eventually gets flushed out of the body with your menstrual flow.
Sperm is found in semen (cum) and occasionally in pre-ejaculatory fluid (pre-cum).
In order for you to get pregnant, one of these male sexual fluids must find its way inside your vagina. This can happen anytime you have sex—including the first time.
There is no free pass for beginners!
Use a condom to not only prevent pregnancy but also HIV and other STIs.