Does it have to go in deep to result in pregnancy?


I would like to know if shallow penetration can get one pregnant, or does only deep penetration make one pregnant?

No, the penis⁠ does not have to go far into the vaginal canal to result in pregnancy⁠ . There have been cases where pregnancies resulted without any insertion of a penis into a vaginal canal. All that needs to happen is sperm⁠ must get to the ovum⁠ (egg). Simply spilling fertile semen⁠ on the vulva⁠ can be enough to allow sperm to enter the person's body. Once the sperm get inside, they can make their way up through the uterus⁠ and Fallopian tubes toward the ovum, and thus conception⁠ !

Therefore, if you intend to prevent pregnancy, the male needs to keep his penis covered with a condom⁠ during ALL genital contact. Pre-ejaculatory fluid can contain sperm, too, so it is important to keep all sexual⁠ fluids from exchanging during sexual play.

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