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You Can Still Become Pregnant In 7 Ways

1. Letting him take the rear entrance.

Yup, folks, it's true. A woman can get pregnant during anal sex. How can this be? During intercourse the semen doesn't always end up just in the rear. “Even if he is penetrating rectally, he can be depositing a little seminal fluid around the opening to the vagina. Let’s face it, the vagina and the rectum are very close territory."

2. Opening a condom with your teeth.

Two words: Slow down. In the heat of the moment, rushing and using your teeth to get the dang thing open is a no-no. You can accidentally puncture the condom without realizing it (same goes for scissors). You or your partner open it with your fingers on one of the notches.

3. Dry humping with your underwear on.

We all know dry humping without underwear can cause pregnancy, but did you know you can still get pregnant with your underwear on? Although rare, it is possible if the man’s semen leaks through the opening of his boxers or the woman’s underwear gets pushed to the side, allowing an opening for the sperm to reach the vagina.

4. You can get pregnant when you're already pregnant.

Mind = blown. This is strange (and uncommon) phenomenon is called superfetation. It occurs when you're already pregnant and continue ovulating. The second fertilized egg implants in the lining of the womb, resulting in a second pregnancy.

5. Using oil-based lubes with condoms.

Oil-based lubes and condoms don't mix. While many lubricants are completely safe to use with condoms, oil-based lubricants, like petroleum jelly, are not.  These types of lubes can degrade the latex and create microscopic holes in the condom, increasing your chances of getting knocked up.

6. Fooling around in the tub, without even having sex.

You can get pregnant in the pool or bathtub, even without putting the tip in! "Any time you end up with semen or seminal fluid around the vulva, you can get guys up inside there.” It's not super likely, but it's also not impossible.

7. Even if you take the pill regularly, you can still become pregnant.

While it significantly decreases your chances of getting pregnant (over 99% in fact), it still isn't 100% effective — even if you never miss a pill. (This also applies to other forms of birth control, like the IUD, diaphragm, cervical cap, etc.)  "Any contraceptive has a small failure rate associated with it."

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