What are the chances of me becoming pregnant?

What are the chances of me becoming pregnant?


We were only kissing. There is no risk of becoming pregnant from kissing alone.

We were doing really deep kissing. Deep kissing does not involve the transfer of semen to the vagina, so there is no risk of pregnancy.

I gave him oral sex and he ejaculated in my mouth. Although semen is being ingested, there is no way for his sperm to unite with an egg when the semen enters your digestive tract. There is a zero chance of pregnancy from performing oral sex on a male partner (however there is the potential transmission of sexually transmitted diseases without the use of a condom).

We slept in the same bed but did not do anything sexual. There is zero chance of pregnancy when two individuals do not engage in sexual activity of any kind. Simply lying beside a male without sexual interaction will not increase your chances of becoming pregnant.

We slept in the same bed and he got an erection, nothing else. There is zero chance of pregnancy when two individuals do not engage in sexual activity of any kind.


He ejaculated but we were wearing thick clothing. The chances of becoming pregnant under this circumstance are extremely small. Most likely, sperm will not be able to find their way through densely woven fibers.

He ejaculated but a long way from the vaginal opening. If your partner happens to ejaculate near your vulva (external genitalia), there is a slim chance that you could become pregnant. Sperm can be pretty strong swimmers. However, if he ejaculates anywhere else on your body (stomach, leg, arm, back, etc.), chances of pregnancy are virtually nonexistent. To calm your fears of an unintended pregnancy, just wipe off the semen after ejaculation, or better yet, have your partner use a condom for better protection.

We had penile-vaginal sex with a condom. Latex or polyurethane condoms (not lambskin/natural) provide an excellent source of pregnancy protection if used correctly, not to mention protection against STI transmission. You and your partner must make sure the condom is undamaged (no rips or tears, no damage from extreme temperatures, etc.), within the expiration date (located somewhere on the wrapper), and applied correctly (rolled along the shaft of the penis with an air reservoir at the tip for the ejaculate). When your partner withdraws, it is important to make sure the condom does not slip off of his penis and is properly removed away from the vulva.


He ejaculated near my vaginal opening, but not in it. If ejaculation does not occur directly into the vagina, the chances of pregnancy are lower than if the ejaculate is released inside the vagina. Nevertheless, there is still the possibility that pregnancy can occur. Sperm may find their way into the vaginal canal even if semen made contact with your vulva. Making sure that your partner ejaculates away from you is one way to keep the semen away from your vaginal opening.

He ejaculated near my vagina but we were wearing thin clothing. Sperm are still able to find their way through very thin clothing as long as they are alive. A lot is dependent on the fabric, however there have been studies showing that unless a fabric is completely drenched in semen there is a very unlikely chance that pregnancy will occur.  So, for example, if your male partner ejaculated on your underwear, there is a possibility that the sperm could survive long enough to find their way into the vagina.

He ejaculated on an article of clothing, fabric, etc that interacted with my vagina later.  Sperm have an extremely limited life expectancy outside of the body (only a few minutes.) Interacting with sperm that has been left to the harsh outer environment such as rubbing your vulva with it will have a incredibly reduced chance of pregnancy. It is encouraged to avoid such activity not just from the increased risk of pregnancy but also because of the STI risk it poses.