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Your Most Embarrassing Sex Questions Answered

Honest answers to your (seemingly) silliest questions about sex.

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At Teen Advice we get lots of emails with questions about sex from teens, some are valid but we also get lots of questions that are so silly they scare us to death! Why do we freak when we read some of your email inquiries on the topic of sex? Because it scares us how much some sexually active teens DON’T know about sex, pregnancy and STDs. Silly or not some of these questions get asked so often that it makes us believe they are sincere. So, in keeping with our mission of keeping you informed and safe we have put together a list of the questions that have spooked us the most over the past 18 months with honest, to the point, no nonsense (and sarcasm free) answers.

Can I get pregnant the first time I have sex?
- Yes, absolutely, most definitely! Every time you have sex you run the risk of getting pregnant. While various birth control methods can decrease your chances there is no 100% effective form of birth control and all are subject to user error. The only way to guarantee you will not get pregnant is to abstain.

What is meant by the phrase “unprotected sex?”
- The term unprotected sex means sex without protection against pregnancy and/or STDs. It is having sex without using birth control and STD protection.

At what age is a guy able to get a girl pregnant?
- Sex is not like driving or voting, there is no age at which it can happen. If you are a guy and you are having sex, regardless of your age, you can get a girl pregnant. Age is not a reliable way of determining if a guy is able to get a girl pregnant.

At what age do I have to start using birth control when having sex?
- Again, this is not a matter of age. If you are sexually active you must use birth control and you should also use some sort of protection against STDs. Not all forms of birth control offer STD protection.

If a guy is a virgin can he get me pregnant?
- Yes. Male virgins can get a girl pregnant and female virgins can become pregnant the first time they have sex.

What is meant by “penetration?”
- Penetration refers to the penis being inside the vagina.

If a guy ejaculates near my privates but not inside me can I get pregnant?
- In theory the answer to this question is yes. Anytime sperm gets anywhere near a girl’s privates she can become pregnant although it is less likely to happen without penetration. Pregnancy is less likely to occur under these circumstances but it is possible.

If a guy ejaculates on my underwear/over my clothing can I get pregnant?
- In theory the answer to this question is yes. Anytime sperm gets anywhere near a girl’s privates she can become pregnant although it is less likely to happen without penetration. Pregnancy is less likely to occur under these circumstances but it is possible. Clothing is very porous and is not considered a barrier method of birth control.

If the girl doesn't have an orgasm can she still get pregnant?
- Yes, a female’s orgasm is not a necessary part of becoming pregnant and there is enough sperm in the pre-ejaculatory fluid of males to cause a pregnancy.

Can I get pregnant from giving oral sex?
- No you cannot get pregnant from giving or receiving oral sex but you can get an STD including HIV/AIDS.

Can I get pregnant from receiving oral sex?
- No you cannot get pregnant from giving or receiving oral sex but you can get an STD including HIV/AIDS.

Is there a position we can have sex in that will guarantee I won’t get pregnant?
- No, there is not a safe-sex position. You can get pregnant from every possible sexual position that involves genital-to-genital or genital-near-genital contact.

Is it true that you can’t get pregnant if you have sex in water?
- No, this is not true. Water is not effective birth control and does not wash away sperm.

If I douche right after sex will it prevent pregnancy?
- No, douching will not prevent pregnancy and some studies suggest it may actually increase your chances of contracting an STD.

If I have sex on my period am I safe from pregnancy?
- No, pregnancy can occur during your period.

Are two condoms better than one for protection from pregnancy/STDs?
- No, two condoms offer LESS protection as the friction between them makes breakage more likely. Only use one and use it exactly as directed on the package.

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