Every woman who does not plan to become a mother in the near future worries about whether a male seed will fall into her during sex. But not everyone is concerned about the harbinger of orgasm – pre-ejaculate, whose role in the entire sexual intercourse is very significant. As in the issue of pregnancy and transmission of infection. Nature has tuned our bodies in a wise way and all the fluids in it are not accidental. So what is special about this substance?
Without ejaculation, but with pre-semen: what is it
So, pre-ejaculate is a thick liquid of enzymes, protein and secretions that the Cooper glands produce. They are located in the urethra inside the penis. When a man is aroused and ready to orgasm, these glands secrete pre-cum, which then comes out. The presemen resembles mucus, transparent and viscous, in contrast to the white sperm. There are no color changes and additional inclusions in the composition of the liquid in a healthy man. Its number increases with the excitation of the partner.
This fluid is of considerable importance for the fertilization of a woman. Since the inside of the penis is acidic, the pH balance of the sperm may increase and the viability of the sperm may decrease. But the pre-ejaculate passes through this path first and slightly reduces the acidity of the environment, that is, it protects the sperm. And then it neutralizes the acid in the vagina with the same effect. What is the probability of getting pregnant without ejaculation, that is, without sperm eruption, we will consider a little lower.
It is worth adding that colorless mucus is a lubricant necessary for the head of the penis in order to create a sliding effect during frictions. Since this area is incredibly sensitive, it is important for painless sex. Natural lubrication makes it possible to avoid the use of artificial substitutes. The liquid mixes with the sperm and helps guide the male sex cells to their desired destination.
Some guys complain that it stands out too much and the liquid leaves marks on things. If no pain is felt at the same time, then there is nothing to worry about. This is all individual: someone will have a few drops, while the other will have a whole teaspoon.
This feature is influenced by age (the older, the less) and the sexual activity of a man. And if the pre-ejaculate is completely absent, there may be some kind of pathology in the reproductive system. It is better to consult a doctor about this.
Are there live spermatozoa in this fluid?
There is no consensus among experts on whether this mucus contains spermatozoa. But in the course of numerous experiments, there were cases when a woman became pregnant without ejaculation, but with the release of this fluid.
Studies have shown that approximately 15-20% of men have sperm. To find out, scientists collected pre-cum samples from men and examined them under a microscope. Although these spermatozoa are not the strongest and fastest of all, very few of them were able to complete the journey to the uterus. Approximately in every third sample, those that are able to fertilize an egg are noticed.
Therefore, in some cases, without ejaculation, you can get pregnant. This fact is another argument against the use of coitus interruptus as a method of contraception.
Is it possible to get pregnant from pre-ejaculate
Answer: yes! Of course, this happens very rarely, but the probability is still not zero. Whether you want to feel unique by conceiving a child in such an unexpected way is up to you. That is why pregnancy without ejaculation sometimes occurs, even if there was no orgasm as such.
And this leads to another conclusion: coitus interruptus is far from the most reliable method of contraception. When a guy, even with a perfect reaction, pulls his penis out of the vagina right before ejaculation, getting pregnant is still quite possible. The reliability of this method is no more than 78%.
The fact is that a man cannot control the release of pre-ejaculate or forbid it to stand out. In most cases, he does not feel discharge at all! So the absence of sperm ejection is not a guarantee of conception protection from pregnancy.
Since now you know the answer to the question of whether it is possible to get pregnant without ejaculation, we want to defend pre-ejaculate. It is not he who is to blame for the dubiousness of the way to avoid fertilization. There is no scientific evidence of what exactly caused the pregnancy – because of the presemen or a drop of sperm – there is no. No one can be 100% sure that today your chosen one performed the maneuver perfectly, and tomorrow he did not linger for a split second.
If the pre-ejaculate did not get inside the vagina (for example, it was released during foreplay), it is almost impossible to get pregnant from it. Spermatozoa must reach the cervical canal, which is located further than the vaginal canal, and on their own they are unlikely to “swim” that far. And outside the body, they quickly die.
And one more important point. With interrupted intercourse, one must not only be afraid of becoming pregnant, but also receive a “gift” from an unreliable partner. Precum can carry infections! For example, among them the most common diseases are:
- Hepatitis B
Of course, if both of you are regularly examined and checked your health, do not have sex with other untested people, then this risk is negligible for you. But in a case where you rarely go to the doctor to make sure everything is in order, this is inexcusable negligence.
Infection with many infections occurs regardless of the eruption of the seed. Some STDs suffice with skin contact, while others are transmitted through natural secretions from the genital tract. Barrier methods of contraception minimize the points of contact, although they also do not provide a 100% guarantee. It is advisable to take tests on time and visit specialists, trust your feelings and body signals.
So it is better to put on a condom at the very beginning of sexual intercourse, and not right before orgasm, stopping the process and worsening the quality of sex. If this option does not suit you, you can always discuss with the gynecologist possible means of protection that will suit your lifestyle.