Can I get pregnant and STIs from Pre-cum?
Kwamboka spent a whole month worried sick after her vaginal came into contact with her boyfriend’s pre-cum during foreplay. Pregnancy was the first thing in her mind.
Pre-cum, also known as pre-ejaculate, is a small amount of liquid that comes out of the penis when someone is turned on or aroused. Pre-cum comes during sexual arousal and is not to be confused with ejaculation. It is an involuntary process meaning that it cannot be controlled when coming out.
Can I get pregnant from Pre-cum?
Yes, it is possible to get pregnant from pre-cum if it enters the vagina. The pre-ejaculate fluid serves as a lubricant during sexual activity but it can also transport sperm into the vagina. For people having sex, especially without any barrier method such as a condom, semen from the penis can enter the vagina without either person noticing.
Pre-cum doesn’t have sperm but the sperm can leak into it. This fluid can have motile sperm which means it can move in the vagina and lead to fertilization. It is, therefore, not safe for the vagina and penis to come into contact without protection.
Can I get STIs from Pre-cum?
One can get sexually transmitted infections (STIs) from pre-cum. The common ones to look out for are Hepatitis B, Chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, and HIV. Performing oral sex on a gonorrhea-infected penis, for example, has the possibility of contracting an STI on the throat even without ejaculation. The fluid can as well transmit STIs to the anus or the vagina. Although the risks are minimal, it is possible to contract an STD if one touches a partner’s eyes, anus, and genitals with the pre-cum.
The only effective way to be sure pre-cum doesn’t get into the body is by using a condom correctly.
Minimizing the contact is the better way to avoid pre-cum from coming into contact with the vagina or anus.
Stay safe folks, turns out any cum can get you into unwanted trouble!