Question

Hello,

I had sex with my boyfriend about a week ago. My cycle always skips for 3 days. Suppose last month I had my period on the 21st, I would be expecting it to start on the 24th this month. Well, he didn't ejaculate, it was only pre-ejaculation. My period is due shortly. Is there any chance of pregnancy because of it?

Please let me know.


Answer

Any time sex takes place, there is a chance of pregnancy. Sperm can be present in a boy's pre-ejaculate fluid. There may not be many sperm, but all it takes is one sperm cell reaching the egg at the right time to cause a pregnancy. A woman releases an egg 14 days before her next period begins, so unless you are later than normal this month the odds are that you did not get pregnant. By the way, a boy's sperm can survive up to six days in a woman's womb.

While you are most likely not pregnant, you are guilty of sin. "Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge" (Hebrews 13:4). Sex only belongs between a husband and wife. If you were married, it would be of less concern if you got pregnant or not.