Q. Is it possible to get pregnant without penetrative sex?

Answered by
Dr. Reetika
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 25, 2023

Hello doctor,

I had sexual contact last month. My period occurs in the first week of every month. I am still a virgin and never had penetrative sex. On that day, my partner rubbed his genitals on my vagina, which may have precum. Now in the second week of this month, I had spotting but not the normal bleeding. Are there any chances of me getting pregnant, even without penetrative sex? Can you please tell me why spotting happened without proper bleeding?



Welcome to

I read your query and can understand your concern.

To get pregnant, the sperms need to be released into the vagina of the female. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg which may or may not be available depending on the ovulation pattern of the female. The fertilized egg is then required to be implanted in the uterus of the female. When all this happens successfully, a female is said to be pregnant. Irregular periods or decreased flow can be due to various reasons like stress, medication, or workout. In your case, I am worried that you have been under stress since that day, and so maybe your period is getting affected. Although you must be near ovulation that day, precum outside the vagina cannot cause pregnancy. But to reduce stress, please get a blood hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test done in any nearby laboratory to rule out pregnancy.

Hope this helps.

Thank you and take care.

Hello doctor,

Thank you for your reply.

Can you please help me with a prescription for the test?



Welcome back to

I read your query and can understand your concern.

There is no prescription needed. Just walk into any laboratory or diagnostic center in your neighborhood or hospital, and it will be done. Just tell blood HCG test is required.

Hope this helps.

Thank you and take care.

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