Can I get pregnant this way?

2011/12/13 in Ask Marlena

Dear Marlena,


I’m 18, a freshman in college. I’ve been dating my boyfriend for almost 5  months. We’ve recently started being more sexual towards each other and trying things out but were both still virgins. One day during our “sessions’, he had wiped off some of his pre ejaculatory fluid on his hand then after began to finger me. Is it true that you can get pregnant by fingering??




Hi MsConfused,

I’m glad you wrote to us. Deciding whether it’s right for you and your boyfriend to have sex is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever have to make. Just so you know, fingering on its own will not lead to pregnancy. But it is possible to get pregnant if a guy gets pre-ejaculate (precum) or ejaculate on his finger and then puts it in the vagina. Along with the chance of becoming pregnant, there is also the risk of getting an infection or a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Please always remember to be safe and use protection. If you ever want to talk more about this or other issues, please call us at 2-1-1 at anytime for resources and support. Remember, we are 24-hours and confidential!