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"If you have sex without a condom, and he takes it out before he jizzes can you still get pregnant?"

There is a risk of pregnancy if the penis comes into contact with the vagina before a condom is put on or if he doesn’t use a condom and pull his penis out before he ejaculates, or even if he doesn't ejaculate. This is because as soon as the penis is erect, it leaks a few drops of clear liquid called pre-ejaculate. You can't always see this liquid but it can contain thousands of sperm, as well as bacteria and viruses that can cause STIs.

There is also a risk of pregnancy if sperm on your fingers is transferred to the vagina.

"Can you have sex when you've got your period?"

Yes you can. There's a chance that a woman can get pregnant during her period, particularly towards the end of your menstrual cycle. Unprotected sex also increases the risk infection by sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

"Can you get preggerz from anal sex?"

It is unlikely, but is possible to get pregnant if someone has anal intercourse and the semen or ejaculate leaks out of the anus and into the vagina; or if ejaculated semen is near the opening of the vagina and that semen happens to work its way deep into the vaginal opening. So if the man does not wear a condom, or it slips off, or is worn incorrectly, there is a chance that some sperm may get into the vagina and a pregnancy could occur.

With anal sex, sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) are a much bigger worry than pregnancy.  That's because the lining of the rectum is thin and can tear easily, allowing infection to get into your body.

"Can you get pregnant from being fingered or giving someone a blowjob?"

There is a small risk if sperm comes in to contact with a woman's vagina in any way including from sperm on fingers. It’s pretty unlikely, but if you were worried because your boyfriend had touched his penis before he touched your vagina, then it’s no harm in finding a young person friendly clinic near you and just talking it through with someone.

You may have heard that you can get pregnant by having oral sex. The truth is, a girl can’t get pregnant this way, even if she swallows sperm. But you can catch STIs through oral sex, including gonorrhoea, chlamydia and herpes. It’s safer to use a condom on a penis, and a dam (a very thin, soft plastic square that acts as a barrier) over the female genitals if you have oral sex.

"During sex do girls squirt?"

Female ejaculation is a phenomenon in which fluid shoots out of the vulva or vagina at the moment of orgasm. It is sometimes known as 'she-jaculation'.You may have heard the terms 'gushing' or 'squirting'.

It's a controversial subject, not least because pornography writers (most of whom are male) have suggested that all women ejaculate at orgasm. This is untrue, and the idea that every woman produces a jet of fluid when she climaxes is a myth. This can often lead to some younger men being puzzled if their partner doesn't.

Currently porn films often feature sequences of alleged female ejaculation, on the grounds that many men find it exciting . The reality is that regular ejaculation isn't all that common. Some women do it once in a lifetime, but never again.

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