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Recently i had sex w/ my boyfriend unprotected but it wasnt very long he pulled out and nothing got inside me but people say well i could get pg from precum is that possible i also heard if you smoke weed it lowers the chanced which he does and then that my body could kill off the sperm can you help me please
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It is possible to get pregnant from unprotected penetration -- it only takes one sperm to meet the egg, and they're very hardy little swimmers. I don't know whether pot lowers sperm count, but that's pretty much irrelevant -- unprotected sex is risky and carries the chance of pregnancy no matter what.

Sperm are present in pre-ejaculate (precum), which means that even if your partner did not ejaculate inside you, you are still at risk for pregnancy.

In addition, you and your partner also put yourself at risk for STDs by having unprotected sex.

If you want to know more about your risks for pregnancy, read this article:

If you want to know more about what STDs you put yourself at risk for by having unprotected sex, read this article:

If you want to know about how to practice safer sex that will diminish (but not eliminate) your risks of both unplanned pregnancy and STDs, go here:

If you have questions after you read those articles, please ask!


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First of all, whether or not he pulled out, or smokes weed, or anything, you had unprotected sex. Even if you were not at risk for pregnancy, you were at a very high risk for STDs.

Secondly: Precum can impregnate you. It is just a little bit less of the same stuff which comes out in final ejaculation.

Thirdly: marijuana has been found to have various negative effects on male fertility but that does not in any way negate the risk . If you think that marijuana is a form of birth control...well, the short answer is that you are wrong.

I'm sorry for being blunt here, but you need to know the facts, and since you already had a suspicion about precum you really didn't have any excuse, but now you know the reality of the situation. My advice would be to, at the very least, get tested for STDs asap.

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All of the above advice, plus this:

If you think you may be pregnant, get a pregnancy test. Take it as advised by the box (usually, the first day of a missed period; sometimes, sooner).

This is the only way to tell. We can't tell you if you're pregnant, however, by your description of the event, you very well may be.

Take the test and know for sure.

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