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The chance of getting pregnant from precum is less than from semen, is the answer to a question can you get pregnant from precum. Precum is also known as pre-ejaculatory fluid, Cowper's fluid and pre seminal fluid. Bulbo-urethral glands and glands of Litter secrete pre-ejaculatory fluid during the early stages of sex, masturbation, foreplay and sexual arousal. It is a viscous, colorless and clear fluid. The volume of pre-ejaculatory fluid varies from person to person and some do not produce pre-ejaculatory fluid at all.

Testes produce sperm and two "Ductus Deference" transport sperm from the testes to the prostatic urethra, the part of the urethra inside the prostate. The glands that produce pre-ejaculatory fluid also secrete it into the prostatic urethra. Pre-ejaculatory fluid only flows down along the urethra.

Therefore, pure pre-ejaculatory fluid does not contain semen because it is produced halfway down the pathway of semen transport.

If the individual had a recent ejaculation, the urethra may contain sperm. Sperm survive in the male genital tract for 1 to 2 days. The pre-ejaculatory fluid may then carry these sperm along with it. Therefore, the presence or absence of sperm in pre-ejaculatory fluid cannot be confirmed in practical situations. Even if pre-ejaculatory fluid contains sperm by some method such as the one mentioned above, the numbers are nowhere near that of normal semen.

Normal human semen of a fertile male contains more than 2 million sperm per milliliter. In a normal semen sample, more than 75% are motile. Two thirds of motile sperm show linear movement while one thirds show non-linear movement. Low sperm count leads to subfertility. Semen deposited in the vagina contains about two million sperms. Various factors diminish their numbers as sperm travels up the female genital tract to reach the ovum. Only about half a million reach the fallopian tubes.

A few thousand undergo activation (also known as capacitation) in the proximal part of the tube. Only activated sperm can fertilize the ovum. Mere hundreds reach the ovum, and only one fertilizes it. Therefore, adequate numbers should enter the female genital tract for any sperm to reach the ovum at all.

Pre-ejaculatory fluid does not contain adequate numbers of sperm to ensure fertilization. The risk of getting pregnant from pre-ejaculatory fluid is slim indeed, in other words. Please remember that the possibility is not zero. It can happen, but very rarely.

There are other risks associated with pre-ejaculatory fluid. Viruses and bacteria may enter the female genital tract with it. Therefore, sexually transmitted diseases like HIV/AIDS can enter the body through precum. It is always better to use a barrier method of contraception because it keeps diseases away as well.

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