Can you get pregnant from period sex?

spineyogurt spineyogurt
The reason I ask is because I have heard that some people track ovulation and know exactly when they can or cannot get pregnant? How does this work? Im really skeptical
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Yes you can
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Of course you can
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No its legit bro
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Nazaress Nazaress
You can ALWAYS get pregnant. There is just a certain time when you are more LIKELY to get pregnant. But you can most certainly get pregnant when you're menstruating. I assume it's less likely (this is only an ASSUMPTION, not fact) but it's definitely possible.
03/04/2012
Samuel Lee Samuel Lee
It is extremely unlikely, but still possible.
03/04/2012
Chirple Chirple
Tracking ovulation is a real thing, but it's certainly not the most safe or effective method of contraception, and ovulation isn't just "all times not on your period". Just like "pulling out" is a real thing - even though you're still exposed to pre-cum and it's not all that great a method if you definitely don't want babies. There's a reason it's not highly recommended.

Tracking ovulation, I think, is better for trying to get pregnant.

Plus, sperm can live inside you for quite some time, so it's not just that one little moment or day that you have to worry about.
03/04/2012
AJvil AJvil
Quote:
Originally posted by spineyogurt
The reason I ask is because I have heard that some people track ovulation and know exactly when they can or cannot get pregnant? How does this work? Im really skeptical
YES!
03/04/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
It sure can happen
03/04/2012
Lucky21 Lucky21
Yes you can
03/04/2012
AzealiaB AzealiaB
yup, sperm can survive inside you for several days and if your cycle is not perfectly regular, you can ovulate again soon after your period and get pregnant.
03/04/2012
Azule Azule
It is definitely possible for you to be able to get pregnant during your period
03/04/2012
MeliPixie MeliPixie
Do not reply on Aunt Flo to keep you from getting pregnant! My boyfriend was conceived during that time of the month.
(Thank goodness THAT plan failed )
03/04/2012
Beck Beck
Quote:
Originally posted by AzealiaB
yup, sperm can survive inside you for several days and if your cycle is not perfectly regular, you can ovulate again soon after your period and get pregnant.
Exactly.
03/04/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
I think that the whole timing method is about 75% effective or something like that. It's also a TON of work, you have to constantly track your cycle and take your temperature. It's nowhere near as simple as just having sex on your period.
03/04/2012
squire squire
Agreed with above! One can always get pregnant, just depends on where the egg is and what phase of the cycle your in in terms of how likely it might happen.
03/04/2012
Gracie Gracie
I actually practiced rhythm birth control for over 15 years and never had an accident. If we wanted to have sex on a day that wasn't safe we used a barrier method (condom or diaphram). And least you think we had fertility issues I got pregnant 4 times the first month we did not use birth control. I did not vote that you cannot get pregnant during your period because it depends on how long your cycle is and how long your period lasts. But it is very unlikely! We chose this after we had been married a few years. I hated birth control pills. And if it hadn't worked it wouldnt have caused us any problems. I'm not advocating this for everyone, or anyone actually. I'm just saying it does work. I'm not Catholic, and religon played no part of our decision, but the Catholic church is a great resourse if you want more information on how to do this for yourself.
03/04/2012
RavenWings RavenWings
Yes
03/05/2012
C-Rae C-Rae
You can get pregnant ANYTIME!
03/06/2012
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
Thankfully I never got pregnant when I stupidly relied on this method, but I definitely heard of it happening. And by method I mean having sex while not ovulating, not just period sex.
03/06/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I've always understood that the day or two after a period ends is the LEAST fertile time. And I've had unprotected sex quite a few times right after my period and haven't gotten pregnant yet.
03/07/2012
Undead Undead
Yes, women can get pregnant on their periods.
03/07/2012
wildorchid wildorchid
Fun fact, the Victorians believed that the period was the time women were most fertile and therefore avoided sex during this time... Oopsy! The things you learn in a university English lit class
03/07/2012
Lady Bear Lady Bear
WHAT!?!?!
03/07/2012
klyte klyte
Yes, you can.
03/07/2012
AzealiaB AzealiaB
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Originally posted by Gracie
I actually practiced rhythm birth control for over 15 years and never had an accident. If we wanted to have sex on a day that wasn't safe we used a barrier method (condom or diaphram). And least you think we had fertility issues I got pregnant ... More
how do you get pregnant 4 times in one month?
03/07/2012
calliope calliope
Pretty sure it depends on when she ovulates and sperm lives inside us for a good while.
03/07/2012
AHubbyof2SexualMinds AHubbyof2SexualMinds
We practice natural family planning, and the middle of the woman's cycle is when she ovulates, and is most fertile. During her period, she isn't fertile, but sperm can live inside the vagina for sometime, it's warm and moist after all, so the sperm could feasibly still be around to fertilize the egg. Clinical description, but hope that helps.
03/08/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
Very good responses to your question. I keep track of my cycle and have not had an unplanned pregnancy, but sperm live for awhile in the vagina so it could potentially happen regardless of when sexc happens. Technically a woman is "supposed" to ovulate 14 days before/after the first day of her period.
03/08/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by spineyogurt
The reason I ask is because I have heard that some people track ovulation and know exactly when they can or cannot get pregnant? How does this work? Im really skeptical
It is unusual but yes you can. It just depends on when you ovulate what time in your cycle you have the sex and other factors. I was told that the week during and after your period is "safe" 100% but my son is proof of how wrong that is! He was conceived during the last few days of my period or a day or two into that "safe" week.

The best way to approach it is to remember that you ALWAYS have the chance you could get pregnant if you have PIV sex that ends with seminal fluid anywhere near your genitals. Factor that in and then use contraception correctly to reduce the chance to near nothing but always be prepared to be tricked by Mother Nature!
03/08/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by AzealiaB
how do you get pregnant 4 times in one month?
I think she meant she has had 4 pregnancies that happened in the first month of relaxing their contraception methods. IE: 4 seperate times they relaxed their contraception and it resulted in a pregnancy each time.
03/08/2012
Nora Nora
So...there is actually only a very small window of time each month that you can actually get pregnant...it's all in the timing of the sperm (which can live for a few days "up in you") and the egg "meeting" at the right time. However, like many others have said, that window of opportunity is hard to judge, even if you "think" you know when you ovulate. Ovulation can also very slightly from month to month.

So..."yes" you can. If you are worried about getting pregnant, always use contraception (and depending on how you handle a BCP, they may not be enough, I had multiple chemical pregnancies while ON "the pill").
03/08/2012
freda freda
Quote:
Originally posted by Nazaress
You can ALWAYS get pregnant. There is just a certain time when you are more LIKELY to get pregnant. But you can most certainly get pregnant when you're menstruating. I assume it's less likely (this is only an ASSUMPTION, not fact) but ... More
agree
03/08/2012
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