Pregnancy due to ‘non-penetrative sex’
October 19, 2012
Pregnancy is possible without any sexual penetration, although this is not common. The first thing you need to know is that, if there is a pregnancy, it is necessary that the woman is in the fertile period of her menstrual cycle (ie, preparing to ovulate, ovulating, or up to 24 hours after ovulation). In addition, of course, it is necessary that the male sperm reaching the egg.
To enable the sperm from reaching the egg, in the days around ovulation, the cervix produces mucus that at the time when the woman is most fertile is transparent and stretchy (like egg white). This secretion comes out through the vagina and the woman can see it in her external organs (the vulva), for example when wiping with toilet paper, or in underwear.
Cervical secretion facilitates the entry of sperm into the uterus of the woman and provides the proper nutrients to survive and to get to fertilize the egg. Therefore, sperm can survive between 3 and 5 days in the woman’s body on contact with this fertile cervical secretion.
In a sexual relationship, the man ejaculates inside the woman’s vagina. If the woman has cervical secretion, sperm pass quickly from the vagina to the uterus to continue its journey to the tube, where one may fertilize the egg, resulting in pregnancy. If still no ovulation has occurred, sperm can remain in the cervical secretion, “waiting” to come out the egg.
Although there is no penetration, the man’s semen can come into contact with the vulva of women, and therefore with cervical secretion which reaches the external organs of women during their fertile period. The sperm can then scroll through the secretion, enter the vagina and continue their journey to reach the egg.
Therefore, it is possible for pregnancy to occur without having sexual intercourse penetration, if sperm found fertile cervical discharge on the vulva.