Hi, I was just wondering on the accuracy of the statements:
"precum has higher sperm count than semen" How can this be true? From what I know is that precum is a fluid excreted by glands that doesn't contain sperm. And let say there is sperm in precum which I believe in, I still don't think there would be a higher concentration of it. Can anyone justify the statement?
"Sperm can live up to 12 hours outside of human body" This statement is probably right, however I hope someone can add the words "under laboratory or the right conditions" because I doubt sperm can live outside the human body for that long. Once semen is dry, sperm pretty much dies with it. I doubt under conditions of a house hold semen can remain wet for 12 hours.
I am not trying to be a jerk or anything, I am just trying to add my two cents to the list and not give out what might be false information. Thank you.
There are many women on the pregnancy board that have gotten pregnant from precum alone, I am one of them......whether is contains as much as when A guy ejaculates completely, I dont know, but the fact is precum DOES contain sperm....whether or not they pee beforhand, or actually ejactulate before that.....My baby's daddy did neither of those things before we had sex the night i conceived, and I now have a 9 mo old daughter
Also, sperm is KNOWN to live outside the body for UP TO 12 hours. It may or may not...but ABSOLUTELY possible.....
I know that sperm can live UP TO 12 hours, BUT that's only in laboratory conditions. All I am asking for is that someone who is capable to change that statement. It will prevent ppl from being scared that a blotch of semen on a bed sheet that's been left to dry for 12 hours still contains live sperm.
there's thread after thread of this argument......someone needs to do some major medical research and post it here. I strongly believe, as do many people, that precum certainly does contain sperm....probably not necessarily MORE than when a man finally ejaculates, but there is sperm, period....which in turn can cause pregnancy.
I found this online. And more sites than not suggest that precum DOES contain at least SOME sperm....you have no way of knowing of the particular guy you are with has sperm in his precum at that particular time, but why take the chance??????
This will always be an argument on these boards. But people that say its impossible, they are wrong, because of the way a man produces sperm, its CERTAINLY POSSIBLE to get pregnant from precum alone...
Im not saying it happens in ALL cases, but it DOES happen.
Anything is possible!
Women's Health > Precum
Question: Can I get pregnant from precum?
Answer: It is very unlikely, but it is possible to get pregnant from precum.
Let me start out explaining what precum is and where it comes from (also called pre-ejaculate or pre-seminal fluid). The fluid contained in the ejaculate comes from different sources. Sperm is produced in the testes and transported through the vas deferens to a storage chamber located behind the bladder. Neighboring glands (the seminal vesicles) produce and secrete a significant volume of fluid. Even more fluid is produced in the prostate, and finally, several glands along the urethra also secrete fluids. All these different fluids together make up the ejaculate.
When a man gets aroused, and before he ejaculates, drops of fluid secreted by some of the mentioned glands are released at the top of the penis. This is called precum, and the amount varies between individuals and according to conditions, depending on general health, the level of arousal, and the time since the last ejaculation. Precum serves as a lubricant for intercourse, and it possibly facilitates fertilization by changing the vaginal pH, creating a more sperm-friendly environment. In general, a man can produce precum at any time from the point he becomes sexually aroused until the time he ejaculates. There is no standard interval of time between the initiation of precum and ejaculation.
Only on occasion does precum contain some sperm. Although rare, pregnancies due to precum have been reported. Therefore, even though the chances are small, a woman can get pregnant if precum has entered her vagina.
One final word about precum and infection. Some studies have found HIV in precum, others have not. Therefore, the potential for HIV infection through precum cannot be ignored. Condoms can prevent pregnancy as well as transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.