Although it may sound crazy, reverse gear is still practiced by some couples . According to the Spanish Contraconception Society (SEC) , 1.2% of the population. However, they are unaware that precum can cause pregnancy, since ejaculating when climax is not the only thing that should concern us. This secretion also contains sperm.
What is precum for?
When a man is excited, it is normal for a discharge to appear in the glans area. It is not an ejaculation, but a little liquid that serves to lubricate the penis . Like women, they lubricate so that they can have sex without pain, since something similar happens in men.
The presence of this moisture in the penis area should never make you suspect a possible premature ejaculation , since it is completely normal. The penis needs to be lubricated so that there is no friction in sexual intercourse and these are more pleasant.
How precum is produced
This fluid looks a lot like semen, but there is a lot of controversy as to whether there are sperm in it (even in small amounts) or not. In principle, the precum should not contain sperm , as it comes from the Cowper’s glands. In addition, it does not pass through the rest of the secretory glands, as explained by ORG Assisted Reproduction .
It is for this reason that the precum does not come out with the same force or in the same quantities as semen . This does have a specific purpose, which is to achieve a pregnancy. But where do all these ideas come from that precum can lead to an unwanted pregnancy?
The precum may contain sperm, in some cases
The precum has been the subject of several studies and still generates many controversies today. One of the investigations, Presence or absence of sperm in the pre-ejaculatory fluid , provides a series of very revealing conclusions that it is important to take into account.
As we have already mentioned, there are no sperm in the precum, however, there are some exceptions. According to this study, this secretion “does not contain sperm, as long as there is at least 2 days of previous ejaculatory abstinence” . In the event that this is not the case, there may be sperm, although in a very low number.
Reversing is not a safe practice
Although the precum does not contain sperm or, if present, the chances of pregnancy are very low, reversing is not a safe practice. Currently, we have a variety of contraceptive methods that are adapted to our needs and that will effectively prevent an unwanted pregnancy.
In addition, we cannot forget about other consequences that unprotected sex can have. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are a growing problem. The World Health Organization (WHO) itself states that “every day, more than a million people contract a sexually transmitted infection.” Therefore, we should not trust ourselves and bet on safe sex .