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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

I wear the jins and underwear but my girl friend was not wear cloth so she is pregnent or not

November 10, 2016 - 1:36pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon!

You cannot get a woman pregnant when you are clothed even if you ejaculated all over yourself. There must be genital to genital contact with sperm being placed inside the vagina. Sperm does not carry though clothes. 

Susan

November 10, 2016 - 3:50pm
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Anonymous

we just had sex but only i was naked and my girlfriend was had only her underwear. i had just cum on her underwear, but i don't think it was fall on her underwear. and after that she bleed little bit from her vagina. she was thinking its a period but blood stopped. is there any chances to get pregnant??

October 9, 2016 - 5:02am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

I do not think there was a chance for her to become pregnant because with underwear on, you could not insert your penis into her vagina.

Regards,
Maryann

October 10, 2016 - 9:23am
EmpowHER Guest
Anonymous

Hello! My boyfriend and i recently made out (grinding) with his boxers on and i had my pants on. There was no genital skin to skin contact at all but he had pre-cum on his pants while we made out. Is it possible to get pregnant that way? Thanks in advance!!

September 26, 2016 - 6:56am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon! 

A woman cannot get pregnant unless she has unprotected sex (both naked) with ejaculation inside (or rarely, on the opening of) her vagina. Sperm may wet clothes but they don't penetrate clothing in order to find a vagina and swim up it to cause pregnancy.

So you cannot get pregnant from what you did.  I don’t think you have much to worry about!

Read more here: : www.empowher.com/community/share/outercourse-dry-humping-dry-sex-...

Best,

 Susan


September 26, 2016 - 1:34pm
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Anonymous

okay so i gave this guy a handjob, i was fully clothed , shirt , shorts and underwear , he came on my shirt and my hand , no where near my vagina and i don't think he came on my shorts , my period is regular but some times two days late or early and last like 3-4 days, this time my period came a little late!!(8 days after that happened) thank the lord! now i read that people mix it up with pregnant implant thing, so i got more stressed , (TMI but..) first day woke up heavy bright red, then to medium, second day it was reddish medium to light , i am on my third day and in the morning it was medium now it's light and pinkish, and i'm still scared it might be pregnant implantation help me please i'm so stressed!( i got no pregnancy symptoms )

September 15, 2016 - 10:21am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Thanks for your post! 

I think you probably know that you can't get pregnant this way - full clothed with no sex and no sperm near you. 

You have your period - don't overthink anything, you're not pregnant. 

Susan

September 15, 2016 - 2:22pm
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Anonymous

hello.
my boyfriend and i had dry sex.i had my panties on and a sweatpants... he had on a condom but at some point the condom came off and he ejaculated whilst i was on top of him.. the semen soaked my sweatpants and panties... onto my pubic area... i took an ellaone one to two hours after that because i was scared but i found out i may be ovlating..; is there a chance of pregnancy?

September 15, 2016 - 8:37am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

There was no chance for pregnancy and no need to take ellaOne because you were wearing panites and sweat pants the entire time.

Your clothing acted as a barrier to keep any sperm from entering your body.

Regards,
Maryann

September 15, 2016 - 9:03am
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