A sexual health expert gave us some very interesting insight. Can you get pregnant from anal sex? We know, it sounds like a ridiculous question at first. But people do wonder, even if the likelihood of pregnancy is very, very small. So in the interest of clearing up sexual health confusion, we decided to delve into the facts. Okay, so is it ever possible for a woman get pregnant this way?
Can you get pregnant from anal sex? Facts and myths
According to a study published in Archives of Sexual Behavior , people in the United States seem to be having more anal sex today than they did in the past. In addition, the researchers learned that many women find anal sex enjoyable, while others find it painful or unpleasant and only agree to it due to some other factor. Common factors include feeling pressured by a sexual partner and wanting to avoid pregnancy, among others. Sexual activity should be a pleasant, enjoyable, and consensual experience for both partners. Check out our guide to consent.
Skip navigation! Story from Sex. When someone with a penis ejaculates into a vagina, their sperm cells swim up the fallopian tubes, looking for an egg. This can happen without ejaculation, thanks to pre-cum , too. If a sperm cell meets an egg, that egg becomes fertilized.
Strictly speaking, it is not possible to get pregnant from anal sex. However, if semen enters the vagina at any point, pregnancy can occur. The chance of becoming pregnant from anal sex alone is small, but there is still a possibility — especially if people are engaging in other sexual activities. There are many myths regarding pregnancy and sex, such as whether a person can get pregnant from foreplay and whether the pull-out method works.