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Getting Pregnant Without Sexual Intercourse

Getting Pregnant Without Sexual Intercourse

Is it possible to conceive without having sexual intercourse? This is one of the common questions most couples in Australia still do not understand. Ideally, semen needs to be deposited near the cervix (as it is done after vaginal intercourse) to get pregnant, but this doesn’t mean that you cannot conceive in other ways. Simply put, it’s possible to conceive when the semen gets near the vaginal opening or vagina.

This means that you may conceive if you allow a man to ejaculate outside your vagina or semen gets on an individual’s fingers, and they insert them in or near the vagina. Pregnancy can also happen without ejaculation, provided an erect penis comes into contact with your vagina. A small quantity of semen, like a drop, is usually excreted before a man ejaculates. This may occur before the actual ejaculation (pre-ejaculate) and is enough to get you pregnant.

But it’s crucial to remember that you cannot get pregnant from swimming in a pool or toilet seat, using a hot tub, or bathing in any water body.

Can I get pregnant if I have sex without penetration?
Can I get pregnant if I have sex without penetration?

Getting Pregnant without sex

Although some women in Australia worry about getting pregnant without sex, others wish to understand how they can conceive without participating in any sexual activity. For instance, women who experience excruciating pain during sex may not want to have sex often to get pregnant.

Conditions such as vulvodynia and vaginismus make sexual intercourse extremely uncomfortable or painful. It’s advisable to see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment if you experience excruciating pain while having sex.  Such pain can be caused by several conditions, some of which may harm your fertility.

The good news is that there are various treatments available, so it’s better to try them out instead of enduring the pain. But let’s say that you have already tried the treatments and haven’t been successful at alleviating pain during sex. Or, the treatment you probably got is working slowly, and you wouldn’t want to wait until you are fully cured to tolerate sex as you try to conceive. Or maybe you cannot gather the courage to consult a doctor about your pain. Can one get pregnant without having sex? The answer is yes. Here are some options you may consider:

Splash pregnancy

Couples who are not ready to have sexual intercourse can still have sex. Basically, sex entails more than regular vaginal intercourse. One way to get pregnant without having intercourse is to allow the man to ejaculate close to your vagina opening. This kind of conception that happens after sperm is deposited on the outer vaginal area intentionally or accidentally without intercourse is known as splash pregnancy.

As long as the semen finds its way into the vaginal area or vulva, you will have a chance of conceiving. If ejaculation occurs slightly inside the vagina, your chances of conceiving will even be better.

But the probability of conceiving is quite questionable. Some studies have shown that women who suffer from vaginismus prefer having children this way. That said, some studies are still examining the odds of using this technique to get pregnant. This is because conception rates are much lower compared to couples who opt to have regular sexual intercourse while trying to get pregnant.

Therefore, if you’d like to give this method a try to conceive, you should do several things to increase your probability of getting pregnant. For instance, you should:

  • Time your sex near ovulation
  • Use fertility-friendly lubricant
  • Try to get an orgasm just before and after, and make sure you don’t disturb the deposited semen
  • Try to lie down on your back for a while after the semen is deposited
Can a woman get pregnant without a man ejaculating inside?
Can a woman get pregnant without a man ejaculating inside?

IUI and other inseminations

Another option couples may consider getting pregnant without having sexual intercourse is artificial insemination. This technique involves collecting semen and transferring them into the vaginal canal.

Intrauterine insemination, also known as IUI, is one of the most popular methods used to impregnate women without having sex. Its success rate is high, and it may include treatment with fertility drugs depending on the patient. Remember that the success rates for intrauterine insemination focused on couples with fertility issues. Suppose you’d like to get pregnant through this method to avoid having sex. In that case, your success rates will be higher because you don’t have any additional fertility problems that may affect your fertility – you simply want to avoid pain during sex.

Artificial insemination would not be helpful to women who cannot handle penetration. This is because the process requires gynecological speculum placement. Besides, one may experience slight cramping during the catheter insertion. But if you only experience pain due to penile penetration and thrusting, you may consider intrauterine insemination.

At-home insemination

If you do not want to try IUI, you may also consider at-home insemination, which is also called the turkey baster technique. This method needs to be done correctly to avoid any risks. The couple will be required to collect semen in a sterile dry cup. Then a sterile needle (without the syringe), like the one used to measure the oral liquid medication, will be needed. Before you try this technique, you should consult your doctor to know how to handle it safely.

The doctor will advise that you don’t transfer or inject semen into your uterus or cervix because that is extremely dangerous and could be fatal. Insemination through the uterus cervix needs special semen treatment and should only be performed in a reputable fertility clinic. Besides, you will risk injuring yourself so remember that the examination should only be vaginal.

Before starting, make sure that the needle-less syringe does not have air pockets before sucking up the semen. When you introduce air into the vagina, it may cause a fatal air embolism.

Cautions

You also need to remember that certain sexually transmitted diseases may be transferred to you during this insemination process. Therefore this technique will not lower or remove the risk of STDs.

Everything you use for this procedure, including the syringe and cap, will need to be new clean, and dry. You can only use a fertility-friendly lubricant if your doctor instructs you.

Be cautious about buying the at-home insemination kits you find on the market today. Some of these kits may contain some harmful instructions or supplies. For instance, they may share some instructions that your doctor may not recommend, like offering directions on how to handle intrauterine insemination, a procedure you’re not allowed to try on your own.

Legal precautions of getting pregnant without sex

Never be attempted to try at-home insemination with a known or unknown sperm donor. In most areas, insemination that does not involve a medical professional is not recognized in court. This means that your child will not be legally recognized as a donor-conceived child

Even if you have a properly drafted and signed contract, your sperm donor can still insist on parental rights legally. The mother may legally attain child payments from the donor too. Therefore, if you’re planning to do this with someone other than your legally married partner, consult a reproductive lawyer before you proceed. Do not consider this information as legal advice, so confirm everything with your lawyer first.

How can I get pregnant without having sex at home?
How can I get pregnant without having sex at home?

Conclusion of Getting Pregnant Without Sex

If you are one of those people who would like to conceive without having sex, you can consider various options to attain your goal. This may include expensive and invasive options like intrauterine insemination or decoration outside the vagina.

But before you consider these options, seek treatment for sexual pain. Your gynecologist should be able to offer the proper treatment for your condition. Even if they don’t have the right resources, they can recommend the best person to help.

Also, if you got pregnant without having sexual intercourse, you should know that some semen got near your vulva or vaginal area. Due to pre-ejaculation, it is also possible to conceive if the erect penis comes into contact with the vulva or vaginal opening.