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Sex Myth: If the Woman Is on Top, She Can't Get Pregnant

Sex Myth: If the Woman Is on Top, She Can't Get Pregnant

I just recently saw that hilarious movie Knocked Up, and I wanted to set something straight. When the guys were talking, one of them said something about how everyone knows that a girl can't get pregnant if she's on top while having sex. According to his belief, gravity makes sure the sperm doesn't get to the egg.

Ladies, listen up, if you didn't already know this, he is completely incorrect. Anytime a man ejaculates inside a woman, the semen goes into her vagina and those sperm use all their might and determination to swim upstream. If even just one of them gets to your egg to fertilize it, boom — you're pregnant regardless of what position you have sex in. Unprotected sex can equal unplanned pregnancy.

If you're not ready to be a mom, use a consistent and effective form of birth control (the Pull and Pray Method is not a good option). Using condoms, an IUD, or hormonal birth control such as the pill or NuvaRing are great options. Find what works for you and stick with it.

— Additional reporting by Alexis Nordby

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beautifulmel beautifulmel 8 years
hahaha, of course.
StacyD75 StacyD75 8 years
I think its hilarious that ANYONE could actually believe this! And I hope and pray you get prego like that - cuz thats my fave spot to be!! :)
imdamoos imdamoos 9 years
Did anyone notice the typo in the title?
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
:ROTFL: julie :)
juliemyjewel juliemyjewel 9 years
This is true, and only people who are married can get pregnant too. Didn't you guys know?
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
well DER!!!!!!!!
lem0n_ lem0n_ 9 years
oh, my flatmates would have a field day with this. They also believe if you do it underwater, you can't get pregnant; if you don't orgasm, you can't get pregnant... etc... sheesh... :| It was a shocking revelation to know they believe in that
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
It is really sad that come people didn't know this.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
LOL, do people actually believe this?
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
ppl are so ignorant/!
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
Oh and yeah we knew it was stupid... but we did it anyway.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
Yeah ok... so my boyfriend and I did the 'pull and pray' thing for about 3 years... so statistically we should have like 3 kids... but nope. Now I am on the pill! :)
carak carak 9 years
i was with my ex for 5 years and we used condoms in the beginning but then just didn't use any and did the Pull & Pray because we didnt have sex that often... and i never got pregnant. thankfully. i'm on Depo Provera now. which is a good thing with my new BF cause we have sex all the time. lol
jimmalou1978 jimmalou1978 9 years
Yeah, I had my first son after "not gettting pregnant" with me on top. Duh! I'm amazed at how many people there are that still believes this stuff, and still has sex! If you're old enough to do it, you're old enough to be educated about it.
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