Week 16-Is it true a woman can’t get pregnant if she is on top?

December 12, 2008

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No, it is not true. A woman can get pregnant anytime if sperm enters her vaginal canal.

There are many myths about how a woman can or can’t get pregnant, especially myths about sexual positions.  The bottom line is if sperm can and does enter a woman’s vagina then there is a possibility of pregnancy occurring.

A question that often comes up is that if a guy ejaculates on a girl’s upper thigh she won’t get pregnant.  That is not necessarily true. There is still a slight chance that some sperm will find their way to the vagina and pregnancy could occur.

But we don’t want to give the “woman-on-top” position a bad reputation:  it is true that when a woman is on top there is an increased chance she will have an orgasm. The position allows for more stimulation of the clitoris and therefore heightens the opportunity for orgasm and pleasure.  To read more about that magical little organ, please refer to Week 4!

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England’s Education Department carefully selects all weekly questions. All questions are actual inquiries made to PPNNE by college-aged students.

Should you have a question you would like to see included, please send an email to goddess@ppnne.org


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