This article is written to address some very commonly asked questions by youngsters when they engage in sexual activity. Read the article to know more about the thoughts of unwanted pregnancy.
After answering more than 1.5 lakh patient's questions, I realized that almost 40 to 50 % of the questions were about sex and related subjects. Out of which, more number of questions were about whether the female partner will get pregnant by a specific sexual encounter. It was very evident that majority of the adults, and most commonly, teenagers lack the appropriate knowledge of sex. To my surprise, most married couples have almost no knowledge about the subject and sometimes even have major misconceptions, misbeliefs, or wrong information.
Yes, we know the major portion of the sex education comes from porn videos, which not only corrupts the mind but also put them into lifelong sufferings. I had an opportunity to deal with such problems and could help them to a great extent. But still, I could reach only 2 to 4 % of the affected. Many of them lack proper resources or access to the right kind of answer and keep suffering and may get themselves in harm's way. The most common types of questions that I have come across are:
My girlfriend and I were having dry humping, we were wearing clothes, and I ejaculated inside my underwear. Can she be pregnant?
My boyfriend and I were having sex, and he touched the vagina with his penis, and then he ejaculated on my abdomen, my clothes, my thighs, or near the vagina. Am I pregnant?
Can drinking semen cause pregnancy?
Can semen cross through garments and cause pregnancy?
I touched semen while using a public toilet. Can it cause pregnancy?
Can the use of a towel used to clean semen cause pregnancy?
I had anal sex with my partner, can it cause pregnancy?
And many more of such questions. Some even think that kissing can also result in pregnancy. I was so surprised that even after having access to the internet, which can provide the answer to the question in seconds, people do not use it to its potential.
You can indeed be well informed if you get the right source on the internet, but there are many more misleading things out there too. Somehow, people first try to get their answers from their friends instead of getting the right information from medical personnel. To answer the questions in a few words, NO! IT DOES NOT CAUSE PREGNANCY.
There are lots of videos available to understand how pregnancy actually happens. But it becomes too technical to understand. In short, all of the above examples do not cause pregnancy.
The first requirement to get a woman pregnant is to have ejaculation of semen inside the vagina, and the sperm has to reach the ovum in the fallopian tubes. The semen cannot travel through clothes, or from the skin to genitals or through layers of skin, neither it can go to the genitals through your digestive tract by swallowing it.
Even having sexual intercourse and internal vaginal ejaculation does not cause pregnancy every time. It requires a proper environment and proper time in the menstrual cycle.
With so-called modernization, it has become very common to have sexual relations before marriage, and it is useless to deny the fact and turn our heads away from the subject. Till now, sex is considered to be a social stigma, and that is the reason being that most of these activities are kept hidden. People do not talk about it. Many young boys and girls engage in a sexual relationship without having knowledge and then abuse themselves with unwanted hormonal pills to avoid or abort the pregnancy. They cannot discuss their troubles with their loved ones, as it is sure that they are going to be punished or ridiculed.
The tension starts when she misses her regular period date. They start panicking and resort to even some unwanted methods of contraception. The menstrual cycle is a complex process of hormonal action. The discharge of hormones many times gets altered after strong emotions like anxiety, fear, shock, etc., which ultimately cause a change in the regular menstrual cycle. It can be delayed, early, or change in quantity, quality, color, and consistency of the discharged blood. It can be more or less, increase or decrease than usual flow. The color can be bright red to even dark black, and it can be thin blood to dark and clotted. Females suffering from pre-existing conditions like PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) can have more problems.
The use of hormonal pills has become so common, and they consider them as some easy escape route without understanding the harmful effects of it. Frequent use of it does not just cause acute side effects, but they have some long term problems also.
Usually, the first menses after the pill is taken is either delayed or sometimes comes early. And above mentioned changes in the discharge is noticed. Sometimes, it has been seen that the first menses after the pills come on regular time, and then subsequent menstrual cycles are irregular. The irregularities sometimes take even 3 to 4 months to get back on schedule. These irregularities also sometimes cause confusion, and they start taking hormonal pills to induce the periods. Which may successfully induce the periods, but the person enters into a vicious cycle.
Taking hormonal pills makes the periods more irregular and to correct it, they take more hormonal pills. Ultimately, falling into the major hormonal imbalance situation. My advice is to make yourself aware of the basic knowledge about the subject.
Sex is supposed to be the process you enjoy, not a taboo that makes your life complicated. In my next article, I will be explaining the harmless methods of avoiding pregnancy. I hope I was able to clear some of the confusion and misconceptions of the readers. You can consult me online to have proper guidance about the subject or treatment in case you are facing any difficulties, such as low libido, erection deficit, premature ejaculation, painful sex, vaginismus, or learn the best methods of pleasure. With the help of homeopathic treatment, most of these problems can be solved.
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13 May 2020 - 4 min read
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