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Are there certain sex positions that are more likely to make you get pregnant?
ChickRx expert Evelyn Resh, Certified Sexuality Counselor & Nurse Midwife says:
Let’s first review how pregnancy actually occurs. Male sperm and a female egg have to meet and fuse. This happens when the sperm finds its way up from the vagina, through the cervix (the neck of the uterus) into the body of the uterus and then finally to the fallopian tube where the egg is after it has been released from the ovary.
Getting sperm all the way from the vagina to the fallopian tube happens when we have intercourse and because of something called Spinnbarkeit mucous. This is the raw egg-white like mucous that is around the cervix and in the vagina when women ovulate. It’s there to help you get pregnant. Think of this mucous as sperm’s limo service. It takes the sperm, all the millions of them, and gets them to where they need to go.
When sperm and mucous meet, the sperm gets caught in the ladder-like molecular structure of the mucous and is able to climb up into the cervix. Once it’s gotten that far, it then wiggles its way through the uterus and into the fallopian tube in search of the egg. Keep in mind that all of this is happening on a scale so small you need a powerful microscope to see it. Once this egg and sperm fuse, the egg is fertilized and travels through the fallopian tube into the uterus where it makes itself comfortable in the uterine lining and presto! You’re pregnant.
All of this action can happen when we’re in any position. Missionary, doggy style, reverse cowgirl with a French Cajun twist (yeah, I don’t know what that one is either) doesn’t affect how the Spinnbarkeit mucous works. Even if you jump up and down after having intercourse and you experience semen running out of your vagina, your egg will still remain in the fallopian tube and at least some of the millions of sperm will still find their way into your Spinnbarkeit mucous. So, no, there really is no particular position that will help or hinder this from happening. Try as you might, no matter what position you’re in, pregnancy can occur if all the conditions you need to get pregnant are right. This is nature’s way of making sure our species doesn’t die out. Human biology is a powerful force that has rules and ways far more powerful than we are.
Bottom line, if you don’t want to get pregnant, use a condom.
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