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Hello all. First post here, so please go easy on me [Smile]

Basically, I've been doing a lot of reading on the whole "precum can make you pregnant" issue, and am still confused by the thinking. Was hoping someone could shed some light on the situation, and maybe put my mind at rest a bit more.

My situation:
Myself and my girlfriend (this is my first girlfriend, btw) were getting a bit intimate last week. She went down on me, then we made out for a while. Not long afterwards, I went down on her, and that was essentially the end of our evening. No penetration with my penis, or ejaculation. Two days afterwards, she also had her period (she has pretty regular 28 day cycles, and was expecting it around this date).

I've read many horror stories about people saying that all it takes to cause a pregnancy is a bit of precum on the vagina/ ejaculation is not needed/ and just because she had her period two days later, doesn't mean she can't fall pregnant.

Could anyone help clarify the risk here? I'm worried that she might have gotten some of my precum in her mouth, and then transferred it to me, and then I transferred it to her when I went down on her. Is a pregnancy something that can come as a result?

Any help or knowledge is appreciated. Thanks [Smile]

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Really, this kind of thinking is problematic right from the start, because for a pregnancy to occur, someone has to be engaging in the kind of sex or contact that is needed for pregnancy to be a possibility.

So, if you and your girlfriend have not engaged in any kind of intercourse, or other DIRECT genital-to-genital contact, nor have you ejaculated unto her genitals, we can know pregnancy isn't a possibility.

If that's still unclear, you can take a look at the deal with the kinds of sexual situations you're asking about here: Can I Get Pregnant, or Get or Pass On an STI From That?

Heather Corinna, Executive Director & Founder, Scarleteen
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