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. Can you get pregnant from anal sex?
Can you get pregnant from anal sex? Facts and myths
Clue is on a mission to help you understand your body, periods, ovulation, and so much more. Start tracking today. There are lots of myths and misconceptions about how pregnancy happens. Misinformation can cause unnecessary fear around sex and our bodies, and lead to unplanned pregnancies. Read on to get informed, so you can make the best decisions for you about sex, protection, and pregnancy. Conception happens when sperm fertilize a human egg.
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. In this article, we debunk these myths and more.
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.