Precum or pre-ejaculate is the clear and viscous fluid that is ejected from the penis on sexual arousal. As there might be some sperm present in precum, it can cause pregnancy. Its primary function is to lubricate and to neutralize the acids.

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I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend on her safe days, and she has not had her period yet. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend had her last period last month from the fourteenth day to the eighteenth day, and we had sex on the eighth day of this month. We had sex for five minutes, and I did not cum in her. After having sex, I took the dick out, and then we continued the rest of the makeout (not p...  Read Full »

Dr. Muntaqa Butt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Pregnancy can only happen if precum (pre-ejaculate) or semen is released inside the vagina. You can take urine pregnancy test (UPT) from the first day of a missed period. If you do not know when your next period is...  Read Full »

Can exposure to pre-seminal fluid cause HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know if the pre-seminal fluid can infect HIV. I had an exposure. My anus was in contact with his fluid. One guy put his penis in my anus four or five times, no penetration but that fluid was present. I took an RNA HIV test 16 days after that exposure. It was negative. After 4...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are possibilities of transmission of HIV by pre-seminal fluid if the person is HIV positive. If negative, the chances are nil. The two tests done are reliable and suggest you are free from HIV. But it would be better if you can go for HIV antibodies test after thr...  Read Full »

I had non-penetrative sex with my partner, and the precum did not reach her vagina. Can it lead to pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,My partner and I were wearing one layer of clothing and my fingers were clean before any sexual engagement. However, there was an instance where I touched my underwear with some pre-cum. It was not that saturated and felt dry on my fingers which led me not to suspect it as anything seri...  Read Full »

Dr. Muntaqa Butt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pregnancy cannot happen this way. Pregnancy can only happen if precum (pre-ejaculate) or if semen is released inside the vagina. You can carry out urine tests for pregnancy (UPT) from the first day of a missed period. If you do not know when your next period is due, th...  Read Full »

I had sex with my wife but did not ejaculate in the vagina. Is there any chance of pregnancy due to precum??

Query: Hi doctor, I had sexual intercourse with my wife after 21 days of her period. I urinated before sex. I took the penis out after three to four minutes only and then we did other things except for penetration. I did not ejaculate in or near the vagina. What are the chances of pregnancy? Are there any ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muntaqa Butt

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pregnancy can only happen if precum (pre-ejaculate) or if semen is released inside the vagina. She can carry out a urine pregnancy test (UPT) from the first day of a missed period. If she does not know when her next period is due, then do the test at least 10 days aft...  Read Full »

Can my partner take Unwanted-72 after sex to avoid pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,One day ago, my partner and I had sex. And the next morning she takes Azithral 500 mg. Will this affect her pregnancy? When do the female egg and male sperm actually connect with each other?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Azithral (Azithromycin) is safe during pregnancy and is a category-B drug. So, it is not going to harm in any way. Moreover, after intercourse, the sperms usually take 24 hours to fertilize the egg in the fallopian tube if it has already been released. The life of th...  Read Full »

I always think about sex, and my penis starts to precum;However, my erection is only 50 %. Is this normal?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 24 years old and always think about sex. Any sexual content catches my eye, and I become very excited, and my penis starts to precum. It happens very often. I do not touch my penis, and my excitement grows and grows. However, after a while, it is difficult to have a complete erection....  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The problem you described has two parts. Suppose you have a hyperactive sexual desire. The chances are less because, during adulthood, hormonal levels are quite high, which controls our sexual desire. Most males have strong desires. Suppose you have a problem with pre...  Read Full »

I was wearing undergarments during sex, but after ejaculation, the semen touched my undergarment, and the precum touched my vulva. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My period is delayed. I had unprotected sex but I was wearing my undergarment. But after the ejaculation, the semen touched my undergarment. Also, precum touched my vulva. But there was no deep vaginal penetration. Can the semen pass through my undergarment and make me pregnant? Please...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your history and understood your concern. There is no chance of pregnancy in your case because sperm cannot travel and survive on clothes. Semen, in its liquid form, travels through clothes, but it also dries out when it comes in contact with air. Spe...  Read Full »

I took a morning-after pill after likely contact with precum, and my period is late. What are the chances of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I rubbed my vagina to a man's penis on the day my period was to come. Precum was likely there, so I took a morning-after pill after 24 hours. Now my period is late for three days. What are the chances of pregnancy?  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. No need to worry about pregnancy. You did it during periods and took pills too. Delay in a period is most likely due to side effects of the morning-after pill. Other reasons and suggestions for your complaint are as follows: It can...  Read Full »

Please suggest some tips to stop feeling guilty about masturbation.

Query: Hello doctor, I am very frustrated with my life, and I have lost every hope in life. I did excess masturbation in the past, and now I am suffering from many symptoms from the past four years. The symptoms are post-void dribbling, slow urine speed, and precum after urination. After urinating, I feel ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, I would like you to know that masturbation does not cause any weakness, sexual dysfunction, or any ill effect, contrary to popular belief. It is the guilt associated with it, it being labeled wrong culturally which causes problems. In my opinion, y...  Read Full »

My partner's period is irregular. Will i-pill work?

Query: Hi doctor, I and my partner had unprotected sex. She is a virgin. We tried intercourse three times and each time it was not even more than 15 seconds. As she is a virgin she is getting huge pain when I insert into her vagina. Moreover, as it is hurting her, I not even inserted my organ completely i...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I do not think you have to worry about this. Let me explain each one by one. If periods are irregular you can never predict when ovulation is. It is always 14 days before the periods. So even if it is 22-day cycle, ovulation will be on the third or fourth day. Life ...  Read Full »

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