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. If the fertilized egg implants in the uterus, pregnancy officially begins. Pregnancy doesn't happen during anal sex because the anus isn't connected to the vagina or any other reproductive organs.
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Hint: Sperm are sneakier than you'd think. Honestly, we all probably asked this question about a million times during our preteen or adolescent years. In case you missed sex education class, let's briefly go over how getting pregnant works. The most common way a person gets pregnant is through unprotected vaginal intercourse, when the penis ejaculates semen into the vagina. The semen contains sperm, which travel up the vaginal canal, through the cervix, and into the uterus.
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Skip navigation! Story from Sex. Sex during pregnancy is highly individual.
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.