MY BOYFRIEND EJACULATED IN THE HOT-TUB or POOL. CAN I BE PREGNANT?
It’s highly unlikely.
Although the risk cannot be completely ruled out, the probability of this happening is very, very remote.
Here are a few facts to keep in mind:
- If the water contains chemicals such as chlorine, sperm will die almost instantly.
- If the water is cool, as it is in pools, sperm will also die very quickly.
- In water that is warm and chemical-free, sperm can survive for only a few minutes.
- Finally, if you are swimming in a pool or sitting in a tub, your vaginal opening will be practically closed, so penetration by sperm will be almost impossible.
Therefore, the probability that during a few minutes of life in the water sperm would swim exactly toward the vaginal opening and somehow manage to find a way inside the vagina is very, very low.