After ejaculation, a single sperm cell measuring only 0.5 mm needs to swim over 152 mm from the base of the cervix to the egg for fertilization. Not every sperm is up to the task. Even though only one sperm is needed for fertilization, most sperm cells will not survive the journey from the testicle to the uterus.
It is possible to get pregnant if sperm comes into contact with the vagina, if for example: your partner ejaculates very close to your vagina. your partner's erect penis comes into contact with your genital area (vagina or vulva)
Yup. If fresh semen (cum) gets in someone's vagina pregnancy is possible, no matter how the semen got there. Most of the time, pregnancy is caused by vaginal sex, when a penis ejaculates (cums) in a vagina. But fingering can also cause pregnancy IF there's semen on the hand that's touching the vulva.
It's very unlikely that ejaculate (which contains sperm) could get through several layers of clothing. Pregnancy can happen when ejaculate or pre-ejaculate gets in the vagina or on the vulva.”Dry sex” usually refers to body rubbing between two partners who keep their clothes on.
Medical cervical ripening
Medications also can be given to help induce softening and dilatation of the cervix. Oral or vaginal suppository drugs, such as misoprostol and other prostaglandins, are also commonly used to ripen the cervix.
As you get close to ovulation, your cervical mucus will become copious, clear and slippery—like egg whites. It stretches between your fingers. Once your discharge becomes scant and sticky again, ovulation is over.
It's possible to check the position and firmness of your cervix at home. You can do this by inserting a finger into your vagina to feel for the cervix. Your middle finger may be the most effective finger to use because it's the longest, but use whichever finger is easiest for you.
When pregnancy occurs, the cervix will rise up and become soft, yet the uterine is will remain tightly closed. This occurs at different times for different people– as early as 12 days after ovulation or well after the pregnancy has been confirmed by a home pregnancy test or doctor.
If a woman has conceived, the cervix will remain higher in the vagina, with its position being similar to that during ovulation.
Pregnancy doesn't start the day you have sex — It actually takes up to 2-3 weeks after sex to become officially pregnant. It can take up to 6 days after sex for the sperm and egg to join — if a sperm cell joins with an egg, it's called fertilization. The fertilized egg moves towards your uterus.
You can do a test on the first day your period's due. The test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) in your urine. For the result to be positive, your body must be making enough for the test to pick it up, usually about 2 weeks after you conceive.
Pre-cum doesn't usually have any sperm in it. But some people may have a small amount of sperm in their pre-cum. If there is sperm in someone's pre-cum, and that pre-cum gets into your vagina, it could possibly fertilize an egg and lead to pregnancy.
As with toothpaste, the hCG in urine supposedly reacts with the vinegar, causing a change in color. Once again, there is no evidence that this is true.
What does a positive toothpaste pregnancy test look like? If you're expecting, the toothpaste will supposedly begin to foam or turn blue (or both).
Usually, the sperm reaches the egg within 15 to 45 minutes of ejaculation. However, the process could be much longer than that if you haven't ovulated yet by the time you have sex, because sperm can live inside a reproductive tract and wait for an egg for up to five days.
The Fertilization Process
The actual estimated time that it takes for the sperm to travel to the egg and fertilize is around six days after intercourse. Once it becomes fertilized, the egg will attach itself to the uterine wall, which can take anywhere between six and ten days.
A released egg lives for less than 24 hours. The highest pregnancy rates have been reported when the egg and sperm join together within 4 to 6 hours of ovulation.
Loss of seminal fluid after intercourse is perfectly normal, and most women notice some discharge immediately after sex. Many infertile couples imagine that this is the cause of their problem.
No particular sex position has been proven to improve the odds of pregnancy. What may help is to put sperm as close to the cervix -- the canal that connects the vagina and the womb -- as possible.
If semen (cum) gets ON the vulva or near the vaginal opening, sperm cells can swim into the vagina and cause pregnancy. This can happen if semen drips or is wiped onto the vulva, or if someone touches your vulva or vagina with fingers or sex toys that have wet semen on them.
No, it's not possible to get pregnant from fingering if there's no sperm involved. To get pregnant, a guy's ejaculate or semen (which contains lots of sperm) or pre-ejaculate (which may contain some sperm) has to enter a woman's vagina.
How long sperm lives on skin. "While this depends on the health status and age of the person, a majority of sperm will die within 15 to 30 minutes on skin or surfaces," says Kimberly Langdon MD, an OB-GYN at the online medical service Medzino.
Some people claim that urinating, showering, bathing, or using vinegar may remove semen from the vagina after sex. However, once semen has entered the cervix, there is no scientifically proven way to remove it.