Also, what is precum? Is it like a semen warning shot or does it contain sperm just like semen does? Since sex ed class most likely glossed over this curiosity, we dug through the research and spoke to sexual health experts to get you the answers.
What is precum, exactly?
Reproductive health experts get to the bottom—err, tip? Sputter, dribble, love snot… for a bodily fluid with a lot of nicknames, precum is cause for a lot of confusion and concern. Seriously, raise your hand if you've ever Googled or texted the sexpert of your friend group hey, every gang's got one! Rather than take it to the friend in your crew, look to these women's health experts and gynecologists to learn once and for all what the hell precum even is and whether or not you can get pregnant from it. It may resemble your favorite fancy facewash, but precum is actually a sticky fluid made of enzymes, protein, and mucus that's produced in the Cowper's gland, explains Michael Ingber, M.
Can you get pregnant from that?
Before men climax, they release a fluid known as pre-ejaculation, or pre-cum. Pre-cum comes out right before semen, which has live sperm that can lead to pregnancy. Read on to learn how and why. Pre-cum is a lubricant produced by a gland in the penis.
It only takes one good swimmer. Junior high sex-ed class made us believe that if a boy so much as sneezed on you, you could get pregnant. And if he managed to get precum in the vicinity of your vagina? Well, you might as well start planning your baby shower. But now that we're adults, we were curious: What are the odds of pregnancy by precum, really? So we spoke to two sexual health MDs to find out. Unlike semen, which is released during ejaculation and contains upwards of million sperm per shot, precum contains barely any viable sperm.