Pregnancy is a very joyous and exciting time in a woman's life... assuming she actually wanted and was trying to have a baby. If you want to stave off motherhood for a little while longer, here are several ways you may not have known you can get pregnant.
Yes, believe it or not, you can get pregnant from dry humping, even if you leave your underwear on. It's possible for semen to leak through a hole in the man's underwear and find it's way to the vagina if the woman's underwear has been pushed to the side. Much like a Stormtrooper actually hitting something, this is rare but has been known to happen.
What? That's some crazy Inception-sounding nonsense, but it's true. You can get pregnant while you're already pregnant. This is a rare phenomenon called superfetation, where a woman continues ovulating while pregnant, and can become pregnant again...while pregnant.
While confusing, this is at least easier to explain than a Christopher Nolan movie.
You can get pregnant if you're fooling around in a tub or a pool, even if there isn't any penetration. It's very, very unlikely, but Minkin notes that any time seminal fluid is near the vulva and has the opportunity to swim inside, it is possible.
The pill is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancies. You know what the pill is not? 100% effective at preventing pregnancies. Contraceptives are valuable and important, but each one still has a small failure rate associated with it, so be careful.
Using condoms is a great way to prevent pregnancy, but using oil-based lubes with condoms is a huge no-no. Oil-based lubes like petroleum jelly can actually tear down and create tiny holes in the condom, which sperm are eager and willing to swim through.
A guy can go through all the trouble to get snipped, and it's still not 100% effective in preventing pregnancy? Apparently not. In fact, many doctors request follow-up visits with their vasectomy patients to make sure that sperm are completely blocked from entering a man's semen.
When it comes to stopping the flow of semen, you gotta make sure to catch them all.
Again, there is no method that is 100% effective at preventing pregnancy, and this includes breastfeeding. While the hormones involved in breastfeeding help suppress ovulation, you can still conceive even if you haven't started your period again after giving birth.