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What are the chances I will get pregnant after a dry penis is inserted into me? Please read details.

By January 16, 2017 - 8:59am
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My husband and I had intercourse yesterday. It was our first time and we wanted to try it out. He dried his penis with a towel before he inserted it. I was the only one who was "wet."

He never ejaculated/came when he was inside me nor did he ejaculate/came any time within 24hours of the intercourse. He may have precm, but he urinated before going through intercourse. I know that urine kills the sperm cells. The whole scene lasted around 20 seconds. We are both still virgins, so it pained me.

We have no regrets, but what are the chances of getting pregnant after this?

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Hello docmartha142,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to us with your question if you could have become pregnant.

Urine does not kill sperm.

Conception occurs when you have unprotected intercourse close to or on the day you ovulate.

Without ejaculation, there was no released sperm. Without sperm and a released egg, there was no risk of you becoming pregnant.

Please take a few minutes to look at this slideshow. I hope you find it helpful.
"Am I Pregnant?: Myths and Facts About Sex"


January 16, 2017 - 9:23am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you for your reply! We had intercourse last January 15. My last period was last December 25. Before that, my last period was last August 20. Though I am irregular, I usually have my menstruation at the last two weeks of the month. How certain can I be that my ovulation day has passed?

Also, does urine wash out sperm in a male's urethra? Around how many urinations does it take to completely cleanse it? Thank you again!

January 20, 2017 - 9:15am
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Hello docmartha142,

You mention your last period was December 25 but you did not have a period in September, October, and November?

I urge you to schedule an appointment with a gynecologist to figure out why your menstrual cycle is so irregular.

I know of no way to tell you how to determine if you have already ovulated.

Pre ejaculate fluid itself does not contain sperm. If the male has had a prior but recent ejaculation, some sperm can remain in his urethra. That is the tube that urine and semen pass through.

Once he urinates, only once is necessary, any remaining sperm is flushed out with the urine.


January 20, 2017 - 9:43am
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