Although sex is normal, we’re still clueless about tons of aspects of it, like can you get pregnant from precum. These sex facts will clear the air.
Sex seems to be something everyone acts like they know everything about, but in reality, we’re all pretty clueless about it. Unless you’re on a first-name basis with your gyno, you have tons of questions about it and have no idea where to start asking.
You’re not alone. Most of us don’t know much about sex other than, well, how to do it. That part we may have even mastered. But there are really important things everyone should know about sex because some things can be downright dangerous.
Why nobody takes the time to learn about sex
Other than your health class in school, nobody probably talks to you very much about sex and the goings on of it. I mean, maybe your mom and dad gave you the “birds and the bees” talk as a teenager, but that was so mortifying you probably shut that out of your mind forever.
The truth is that people don’t want to discuss sex because it’s considered really personal, taboo, and most of us don’t want to admit that we don’t know much about it – which means there are a lot of clueless folks walking around out there engaging in something they don’t know about.
So, can you get pregnant from precum?
This is something you probably have wondered about, maybe even Googled a time or two, but still didn’t find much concrete information. And maybe you were just too embarrassed to look it up, and now you’re sitting there scratching your head because, as a grown adult, you still don’t know. [Read: 14 strange, interesting facts about sex you didn’t know]
Let’s take a look at all of the sex facts nobody has the balls to ask or are too embarrassed to talk about. Here they are. All in one place for you to see!
#1 Can you get pregnant from precum? This is a question that’s been on many people’s minds. And it’s a tricky one because on a technical level, no, you can’t get pregnant from the precum fluid alone. There isn’t any actual sperm in this fluid.
However, the part that makes this tricky is that if there is any sperm left in the urethra before a guy has precum, and that gets inserted into a female, then yes, pregnancy can happen. So wrap it up before any fluids get going. [Read: Pulling out if completely safe and other bad sex advice]
#2 Can you get pregnant from anal? This is another question that leaves many people wondering because if there was a way to have condom-free sex and have it without the risk of pregnancy, wouldn’t you want to do that? Most people say yes.
However, there’s always the question of if you can actually get pregnant from a guy finishing inside a lady’s behind. The answer? No. Since there is no egg to be fertilized in the bum. Ladies can’t get pregnant if a guy busts in there. [Read: The bottom of it – All the misconceptions about anal sex]
#3 Can you get pregnant on your period? This is another widely wondered question by women in particular that begs for an answer. Many people want to forgo condom or protected sex because a girl’s on her period, which means she’s not pregnant.
Let me tell you ladies and gents, IT CAN HAPPEN. Sperm can live inside a woman for up to 4 days. Which means if she’s at the end of her period, it’s possible for her to begin ovulating after the sperm has been there for a while. So use protection, always.
#4 Does sex get rid of period cramps? This is something women wonder because they’ve heard the hype, and men want to use a means to convince their ladies to just do it. The truth is that yes, it can actually help ease the period cramps.
How? Well, not only does the uterus relax during sex, but the chemicals produced in your system during the act also act as a natural pain reliever. Which also means sex can get rid of a headache, too. [Read: The complete guide to having sex on your period]
#5 Can you get pregnant while using a condom? It’s crazy that this is still a question that’s asked often, but some people seem to be confused as to how condoms work and their effectiveness.
Overall, yes you can still get pregnant while using a condom. There are many factors that can up your likelihood. Using a condom past the expiration date, using one with a tiny hole in it that you can’t see, or even using one that’s too small can result in pregnancy. Always use a backup method of birth control as well.
#6 Can you get an STD even if your partner shows no signs of one? You may think you’re safe from contracting an STD just because your partner doesn’t look like they have any. The crazy thing is that not all STDs actually have visible signs of it.
Take Chlamydia for example. Some people may never show symptoms of it, and if they do, the signs won’t show up for weeks and weeks after they’ve contracted it. So never assume that just because your significant other doesn’t seem to have any, you shouldn’t still practice safety. [Read: 18 fascinating and unknown facts about the penis]
#7 What’s the most common STD to get passed on without knowing? HPV is by far the most common STD that gets transmitted, and many people won’t even realize they’ve ever had it. That’s because there are certain strands that show no symptoms.
Other symptoms include genital warts, and even then, sometimes it’s so mild you don’t notice. It’s a very common STD and isn’t serious. There’s actually no treatment for it at all because it does go away on its own. However, there are other strands that can cause cervical cancer in women, so testing for it is crucial.
#8 Does sex feel better when you’re in love? You’ve all probably heard tales of sex being the best when you actually care about and are in love with someone, but is this actually true?
Well, according to many sources, yes. Having sex with someone you love can physically feel better than hooking up with someone you don’t care about. When you love someone, you’re more relaxed with them, and that comfort allows for an easier orgasm. [Read: Beautiful sex – 17 blissful ways to connect sexually in no time]
#9 Can you get an orgasm from your nipples? Everyone is looking for easier ways to orgasm, and as strange as it may sound, you can actually orgasm from nipple play. This is because in certain people, when the nipples are stimulated, it produces oxytocin.
#11 Do girls like sex as much as guys? Fellas, you’ll want to pay close attention here. It’s often thought that men think about and want sex far more than women do. While they may act like they want sex more, women actually want it just as much.
The only difference is that women have been conditioned to be “proper” and “appropriate,” which means keeping their desires to themselves. However, most women will admit they wish they were having more sex than they are.
[Read: 33 absolutely fascinating facts about sex you probably never knew]
Sex is a very strange thing and there will always be questions about it. Hopefully these sex facts will answer most of your questions for you.
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