Can You Get Pregnant if You Have Sex Standing Up?enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-expertAnswers-enHD-AR1.jpgFind out what the experts have to say.sex standing up, girl on top, girl is on top, sex in a pool, sex underwater, sex in a hot tub, pregnant, pregnancy, prego, preggo, preggers, knocked up, baby, std, sti, stds, stis, sexual06/25/200910/15/201810/15/2018Robyn R. Miller, MD10/01/2018eda737b4-daee-4222-acf0-df070a970230https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/standing.html/<p><em>Can you get pregnant if you have sex standing up?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Francine*</em></p> <p>Yes, you can.</p> <p>Any time a girl has vaginal sex with a guy, she is at risk for becoming pregnant. It doesn't matter how or where a couple has sex &mdash; whether they're standing up, the girl's on top, or they're in a pool or hot tub, or any other way&nbsp;&mdash; a girl can get pregnant.</p> <p>Sperm can swim up against gravity, and they're fast. As soon as sperm make it&nbsp;inside the vagina, they start racing toward the girl's&nbsp;egg. Sometimes if a girl is standing up or on top, it might seem like all of a guy's ejaculate comes out of her vagina. But enough sperm can still get in to make her pregnant. Even if a guy pulls out before he comes, a girl can still get pregnant because it's possible for some sperm to escape into the vagina before a guy ejaculates.</p> <p>It's also possible to get a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std.html/">sexually transmitted disease (STD)</a> anytime you have sex (vaginal, anal, or oral), in any position. <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/effective-condoms.html/">Condoms</a> can help prevent pregnancy and STDs, so use them for any type of sex, in any position.</p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>
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Talking to Your Partner About CondomsSome people - even those who are having sex - are embarrassed by the topic of condoms. Here are some tips for talking about condoms with your partner.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/talk-about-condoms.html/0bb7d994-2553-4c59-a7a7-fb63eb0926fc
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