Week 38-Can you get pregnant having sex in a pool?

May 15, 2009


The answer is YES, you can get pregnant.

There is nothing about hot tubs, swimming pools, or any body of water for that matter, that prevents pregnancy or STI transmission.

People have been having sex in bodies of water for years.  However, it is much harder to put a condom on correctly when you are partially submerged.

Water feels great, but it can wash away the vagina’s natural lubricant and/or any lube you put on the condom.

Lastly, condoms aren’t tested for use in pools; some research states that chlorine adversely affects condoms.

The chance of being interrupted is also increased-could look bad!

All this information may make you want to stick to foreplay to the water,  and have sex poolside, or on the beach, which is another topic for another week.

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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