A sexual health expert gave us some very interesting insight. Can you get pregnant from anal sex? We know, it sounds like a ridiculous question at first. But people do wonder, even if the likelihood of pregnancy is very, very small.
You Can't Get Pregnant From Anal Sex, Except…
Can You Get Pregnant from Anal Sex? And Other Pregnancy Myths
Looking back on your Sex Ed days, you probably got to the basics that P-in-V sex can lead to pregnancy. All genders, identities, and sexual orientations can enjoy anal play which can involve a penis, dildo, other sex toys, or fingers… get creative. Going through the backdoor is a pretty common item on the sexual menu for women. One study , found more than a third of U. Another study found that 13 percent of women had anal in the past 12 months, while 36 percent of women had done so in their lifetime. These stats may vary, but one thing is certain: People are out there plundering the booty.
Wait, Can You Actually Get Pregnant from Anal Sex?
Throwback to your sex-ed class: You probably ahem, hopefully learned that penis-in-vagina sex equals babies. Unfortunately, anal probably wasn't included in the lesson plan Okay, not technically.
According to a study published in Archives of Sexual Behavior , people in the United States seem to be having more anal sex today than they did in the past. In addition, the researchers learned that many women find anal sex enjoyable, while others find it painful or unpleasant and only agree to it due to some other factor. Common factors include feeling pressured by a sexual partner and wanting to avoid pregnancy, among others. Sexual activity should be a pleasant, enjoyable, and consensual experience for both partners.