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Answers for Women: Am I Pregnant After Dry Sex, Making Out with Clothes On?

 
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We are glad you found EmpowHER! A common question has been asked: Am I pregnant if I make out with a boy, while wearing clothes? Can I be pregnant without penetration (intercourse)?

There is so much misinformation about sex, and usually the limited information that is given resorts to using scare tactics, so much to where young women are afraid that when they merely look at a boy, or touch a towel that a boy has touched, that this could result in pregnancy!

Please know that becoming pregnant does not just "occur". Sperm must somehow enter the vagina in order to conceive; genitals must touch other genitals, or ejaculatory fluid must come into contact with a woman's vulva. Otherwise, there is no risk of pregnancy.

If you are wearing clothes or otherwise "making out", a congratulations is in order, as you are engaging in "safer sex" practices, which means you were able to express your physical or sexual feelings without putting yourself at increased risk for pregnancy. You can find more information below that pertains to your specific situation, based on our most commonly asked questions.

I missed my period and must be pregnant after making out or being sexual with my partner.
Late Period Fact: It is common for women to be late --or even miss a period entirely--for no "apparent" reason. Our ovulation and menstrual cycles do vary from month-to-month, and can change due to recent illness, new medication, excess stress. There are also medical reasons that women may stop menstruating, and can be evaluated by your doctor (doctors are not usually concerned if you are not experiencing any problematic symptoms until you have missed three periods in-a-row, called amenorrhea).

I am afraid of pregnancy because I did sexual things with my partner while wearing clothes, and I read that women can still become pregnant since clothes and cotton are porous (have holes).
Clothing Fact: Yes, our clothing, and specifically our cotton underwear, are porous. and, it is true that sperm are strong swimmers, but they can't swim through clothes.

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Anonymous

hi
i had sex with my bf and after that i took an i-pill within an hour but the semen was drippig so some stayed in my underwear. is there any chance of getting pregnent ?

March 19, 2017 - 1:45pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon


Thank you for your post!

Emergency contraceptives are up to 95% effective when taken as prescribed within the first 24 hours and up to 90% effective if taken within 72 hours, so the risk is very small.  It works by preventing ovulation and stopping a pregnancy from starting. It is not an abortion pill. It prevents a pregnancy, it does not end one. Side effects can include stomach aches, headaches, nausea and a general feeling of being unwell.  


Symptoms usually start 2-7 days after taking the medication and may or may not include bleeding or spotting.  Not all women get symptoms. Some get many, or a few, or none. If a woman doesn’t get her next period within a week of it’s expected date, a pregnancy test may be necessary although the risk is very low.   Periods can often be delayed or longer/shorter as a result of taking emergency contraception.  They should get back to normal the next month.

Best,

 

Susan


March 21, 2017 - 12:52pm
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Anonymous

Hi,me and my gf were making out.I ejaculated in between her abdomen and pelvis.is there is any risk that sperm can get through her vagina??bt when I ejaculated ,at the moment only she went to bathroom and washed the sperm from her body.I want to know that is there is any risk of pregnancy..plz reply fast.

March 18, 2017 - 4:41am
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Anonymous

Hi,me and my gf were making out.We both were wearing our underwear(cotton).for the 1st time when we are making out i ejaculate inside my underwear and then we both stopped.But after 10 mins we again started making out and we also rubbed each other while wearing our underwears.and when we finished,i found out that there was still precum was there on my underwear.is there is any chance that my sperm can go through her underwear.there is any chance of pregnancy??.plz reply fast.plz!!??

March 18, 2017 - 4:27am
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Anonymous

Thank you! I was telling you that I'm feeling stressed out because I had dry sex with my boyfriend about a week ago. Long story short: he was "pretending" to penetrate me but that wasn't possible, since I was wearing shorts and underwear (i guess I felt him BARELY get in, we're talking about millimeters here). He wasn't wearing anything and he barely did it for like 15 seconds since I was nervous because he was not wearing clothes.

He did not ejaculate and he says he didn't even have pre cum at that point (the fact that I didn't see if he had pre cum makes me nervous). My underwear was wet (my shorts were not but it makes me nervous that I maybe I didn't notice ??) but I think it was because of my own fluids.

Anyway I'm a few days late but I have Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome so that happens a lot, ESPECIALLY when I'm stressed out, so I think my anxiousness about wanting to get my period is delaying it (it has happened before) so I just want someone to reassure me that it's completely impossible so I can relax.

March 16, 2017 - 9:34pm
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Anonymous

Please reply I'm the one who posted the long comment it hasn't been aproved yet

March 15, 2017 - 3:12pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Everything pending has been approved or deleted as appropriate. It may have fallen through the cracks - we have so many "anons" with pregnancy questions all on one thread that is gets confusing.

You can repost again, and it's fine to keep it short and straight to the point as we can answer in as timely fashion as possible. 

Susan 

March 15, 2017 - 4:10pm
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

Thank you! I was telling you that I'm feeling stressed out because I had dry sex with my boyfriend about a week ago. Long story short: he was "pretending" to penetrate me but that wasn't possible, since I was wearing shorts and underwear (i guess I felt him BARELY get in, we're talking about millimeters here). He wasn't wearing anything and he barely did it for like 15 seconds since I was nervous because he was not wearing clothes.

He did not ejaculate and he says he didn't even have pre cum at that point (the fact that I didn't see if he had pre cum makes me nervous). My underwear was wet (my shorts were not but it makes me nervous that I maybe I didn't notice ??) but I think it was because of my own fluids.

Anyway I'm a few days late but I have Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome so that happens a lot, ESPECIALLY when I'm stressed out, so I think my anxiousness about wanting to get my period is delaying it (it has happened before) so I just want someone to reassure me that it's completely impossible so I can relax.

March 15, 2017 - 9:26pm
EmpowHER Guest
Anonymous

We had dry sex last Feb 25 both of us wearing underwear. Last march 6 we had sex with condom my last period starts Feb 9 I supposed to have my period now. Am I pregnant?

March 11, 2017 - 9:24pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Since you had sex with a condom, you should not have been at risk for becoming pregnant.

Maryann

March 13, 2017 - 9:56am
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