Honestly, we all probably asked this question about a million times during our preteen or adolescent years. In case you missed sex education class, let's briefly go over how getting pregnant works. The most common way a person gets pregnant is through unprotected vaginal intercourse, when the penis ejaculates semen into the vagina. The semen contains sperm, which travel up the vaginal canal, through the cervix, and into the uterus.
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Yes, you can totally get pregnant from shower sex. While a lot of people might think you can't because the water washes everything away, there is nothing about shower sex that protects against pregnancy. Boyle says, "Using soap and water or washing out the ejaculate once you have had intercourse does not prevent you from getting pregnant at all. Sperm are amazingly resilient and can survive and swim for days in the female reproductive system, so don't make the mistake of counting on water or gravity as a contraceptive. Water is not lube and anything else you use in its place can make things much worse. As a result, some people will be tempted to use whatever is handy to replace their normal lubricant soap, shampoo , but Boyle says those can both cause a lot of irritation to the vulva and vagina, as well as cause dryness of the penile skin.
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Many television shows and movies would have you believe that sex is always steamy and orgasm-inducing. Especially when it comes to shower sex. But you soon realize just how challenging it can be to find the right positions to pull of shower sex without slipping and sliding around.
Skip to content. Washing immediately after sex may give you a squeaky clean feeling, but it will not help prevent pregnancy. Showering or bathing after sex can help clear the vulva of semen. Douching which is not recommended by women's health care providers for many reasons may even clear some semen out of the vagina.