Am I Pregnant?

by | Sexuality

When and how does pregnancy happen? How can you find out if you are pregnant? Find out all this and much more here!

How does pregnancy happen?

You become pregnant when a sperm cell from a man meets an egg cell from a woman and fertilizes it. This means that you can get pregnant whenever sperm cells enter the girl’s vagina without using a contraceptive.

However, the boy does not necessarily have to have an orgasm, because sperm cells that can fertilize an egg can already be found in the so-called drop of lust. This drop of pleasure comes out of the penis before the actual ejaculation. “Coitus interrupts” or “paying attention”, i.e. pulling the penis out of the vagina before ejaculation, is therefore not a safe contraceptive method!

Fertilization can occur not only during sexual intercourse!

Even if, for example, the boy has sperm on his finger and immediately penetrates the vagina with this finger, pregnancy can occur. You should also be careful if sperm gets near your vaginal entrance during petting without pants.


What is sperm? And what is an egg?

  • Sperm is released when a boy ejaculates and is the term for the seminal fluid in which the sperm cells (male germ cell) “swim”. 200 to 500 million sperm now have the job of fertilizing an egg cell.
  • An egg cell is the female germ cell from which a child can be created by fusion with a sperm cell. It is about the size of a pinhead. If it is not fertilized, it is released during menstruation.

Rumor mill

You won’t get pregnant during oral sex (satisfaction of the sexual organ with the mouth), during vigorous cuddling in underwear, if sperm gets into the bath water and during anal sex.

Fertile days

Fertile days are the days around ovulation. This is the time when a fertilizable egg makes its way to the “nest”. This happens around the middle of the cycle. However, you generally cannot rely on not getting pregnant on other days, as ovulation can be irregular and in very rare cases a second egg can even “jump”. In addition, sperm cells can survive in a woman’s body for up to four days.

So if you don’t want to get pregnant, it is important that you always use contraception, because the possibility of pregnancy can never be 100% ruled out!


Safety only through testing

The clearest indication of a possible pregnancy is the absence of menstruation.

All other frequently described symptoms, such as nausea, breast tenderness, etc., may or may not indicate pregnancy. Illnesses, diets, stress or hormonal fluctuations can also trigger such symptoms. The only way to be sure is to take a pregnancy test or visit your gynecologist.

Pregnancy tests

You can get an easy-to-use test in drugstores and pharmacies that show with almost 100% certainty whether you are pregnant. Most tests, and the safest ones, can only be used on the first day of your period.

There are also so-called “early detection tests” that can be done after about a week, but these only serve as an initial assessment. The result is still very uncertain. You can recognize these tests by the fact that “early detection test” are written on the packaging. If in doubt, just ask!

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