Pregnancy and Premature Ejaculation
One of the biggest questions that can plague both men and women, keeping them up all hours of the night has always been “Can premature ejaculation cause pregnancy?”
In short, the answer is yes, but it’s not quite that cut and dry. Something like this typically becomes an issue after an accident during a night of passion and can truly derail your life.
That’s why so many people worry about it and seek out the answers, but let’s start off with some of the causes and see if we can work to keep one of these accidents from happening in the first place.
What is Premature Ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation is defined as male ejaculation that happens within one minute of vaginal penetration. There are many different reasons for this to happen, but the most common of them is simply over excitement.
If it’s been a long time since sexual contact or you’ve spent too much time building your sexual arousal, then you may just be turning your penis into a loaded weapon with light trigger.
While the best case scenario after something like this happens is simply a recharge period before trying again with a much higher chance of lasting a lot longer, sometimes there are additional concerns thrown in, such as pregnancy.
If neither partner is using any kind of contraception, then you run the very real risk of becoming pregnant.
Nature doesn’t care
In order for a woman to become pregnant, all she needs is a healthy egg on standby and active sperm. It doesn’t matter how long the sex has been going on or how deep the penis is in the vagina.
During the male orgasm the semen is projected from the penis and has every chance to make it to the egg and fertilize it. There’s simply no difference between sperm that has been prematurely ejaculated and sperm that hasn’t.
It’s already been created in the testicles days or weeks before and has been ready to go to work ever since. Again, the simply answer to the question “Can premature ejaculation cause pregnancy?” is yes.
A glancing blow
There are some times when premature ejaculation can actually happen without the penis being inside the vagina.
Whether it’s simply from the same overexcitement or the result of overzealous foreplay, the penis can go off unexpectedly with the seminal fluid ending up on the outside of the vagina.
This doesn’t happen quite as often as an internal ejaculation, but can be a real risk if you practice pulling out as your birth control method of choice.
While the practice itself has plenty of merit, if the semen ends up on the vagina, then the risk of pregnancy is still there, albeit significantly lower than an internal ejaculation.
The key here is not to simply walk away without a care in world after this happens. If the sperm is on the vagina, then it can end up in the vagina, and this can lead it directly to the egg.
How to avoid it
Since the answer to “Can premature ejaculation cause pregnancy?” is always a yes, then the best thing that you can do to prevent pregnancy is to try and prevent premature ejaculation.
The simplest and most widely practiced method is simply to have an orgasm before you have sex. This will desensitize you slightly and ensure that getting yourself back up to the point of ejaculation will take much longer than the first time.
Whether you do it alone or with your partner, the effect will be the same and you’ll both be able to enjoy a much more satisfying sexual experience.
Of course, you don’t always know that your encounter will end in sex. Sometimes it’s a completely unexpected thing and that’s where the most danger lies, but there are still things that you can do.
One way to go about staving off ejaculation is to squeeze the end of your penis where the glans and shaft join together.
As long as you get to it quickly enough when you feel yourself about to orgasm and maintain it for several seconds, you can feel the need to ejaculate pass, at which point you can celebrate with some foreplay. You’ll likely lose some strength in your erection, but it will return without question.
The other method is simply not to be on top. If you take the position of being on your back, you take a lot of the muscle tension out of your penis and will be able to last much longer.
If you succeed in not squeezing any of your muscles, your partner can get all of the satisfaction that she needs while you enjoy the view. When it’s your turn to go, simply do what you normally do, but make sure you plan ahead of your orgasm.