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Is this a risk of pregnancy

By Anonymous May 20, 2016 - 8:12am
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I have a cycle on average of 40+ days. I finished my period 3 days ago. Is it possible for me to be ovulating? My boyfriend gave me oral sex and I gave him oral sex after. I don't know if I'm over thinking this but surely you can get pregnant from swallowing sperm as it gets put in the urine/faeces that you then pee out and when I went for a pee it kind of dribbled near my vaginal opening and what if that pee contained sperm that had got there through digestion after swallowing? Does that make sense? If it's not possible could you please explain why as I am very uneducated on this sort of stuff and very confused. I was also thinking that, what if he had some precm on his hands from when he ajusted his penis, and then put the hands in his mouth transferring sperm to his mouth and then his mouth coming in contact with my vagina, would that pose a risk? Also I touched his genitals over clothes and it felt damp, I then touched my own genitals over thin clothes, does that cause a risk? While the clothing near his genitals feeling damp he also came in contact with my genitals over clothes. I am very clueless so I would be so greatful if you explain this in detail, thank you in advance!

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to our community. I will do my best to answer your questions and explain how conception happens.

Ovulation occurs mid cycle. Most women ovulate between day 11 and day 21 of the menstrual cycle. The first day of your period is day one of the new menstrual cycle.

Anonymous, with such a long menstrual cycle of 40+ days, it may take a few cycles to determine when you are ovulating. You may find this a helpful resource: Ovulation Calendar: How to Track Ovulation. http://americanpregnancy.org/ovulation-calendar/

You cannot become pregnant by having oral sex.

To explain why, I will explain how the digestive system works.

The mouth is the beginning of the digestive tract. Saliva mixes with food and in your case, sperm, to begin the process of breaking it down. Food travels to the pharynx, or throat, and to the esophagus, or swallowing tube. Then on to the stomach.

In addition to holding the food, the stomach is a mixer and grinder. The stomach secretes acid and powerful enzymes that continue the process of breaking down the food. When it leaves the stomach, food is the consistency of a liquid or paste. From there the food moves to the small intestine.

The small intestine continues the process of breaking down food by using enzymes released by the pancreas and bile from the liver.

Anonymous, as you can see, any swallowed semen, which contains sperm, cannot survive once in the mouth and swallowed. It never enters the kidneys, so no risk of it being in your urine.

Pre ejaculate fluid itself does not contain sperm. Sometimes, sperm can remain in the urethra from a prior but recent ejaculation. Once, the male urinates, the sperm is flushed out.

Sperm cannot pass through fabric. The wetness could have been pre ejaculate fluid or semen. But, rest assured, no sperm came in contact with you.

Anonymous, you might find this slide how helpful.
Am I Pregnant?: Myths and Facts About Sex

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