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Dripping Semen Every Time After Sex - Normal Or Pregnancy Failure Worry?

Quirky question but true, this actually came as an email enquiry to our mailbox. Occasionally, we'll publish some curious enquiries we get in the mailbag - like this one below:

"Good Day Doctor. How can I overcome sperm from spilling/dripping out of my vagina after sex? I'm newlywed and trying to get pregnant. What do you think I and my husband need to do because, after sex, the sperm drips out of my vagina." - Tina*

Does dripping semen from the vagina after sex matter if you are trying to get pregnant? And what about your position - any special moves necessary? Find out what we think in the next few paragraphs.


Dripping Semen After Sex

Response - Can 'Dripping Semen' affect chances of Pregnancy?

"Hey Tina!

Congratulations on your recent marriage and wishing you a joyful married life.  

Please be reassured that there is no problem with your husband's semen dripping or spilling out of your vagina during/after sex.

This is natural. In the semen, there are millions of tiny moving sperm.

The single job of the sperm is to swim into the woman's womb to find an egg to fertilise and this is happening all the while during and after sex.

Only one of all the sperm is able to penetrate the woman's egg to make a baby at a time.  

So you have no need to worry that you are losing the chance of getting pregnant because of the semen dripping out of the vagina - sufficient sperm is usually in your vagina to swim into the womb and find an egg to fertilise.

This usually happens in the fallopian tube, after which the fertilised egg travels to implant within the womb.

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Does Position After Sex Matter?

However, to reassure yourself, after sex, stay in a lying position for a few minutes before standing up after sex - but try not to make this a habit.  

(Usually, we advise ladies to go and pass urine straight away after sex so they are less exposed to getting urine infections.)  

Tina, I'm quite sure you need to do nothing more than enjoy your relationship with your husband, eat healthily, rest and prepare for the happy event which will come sooner all later.

Best Wishes."

*Name changed to preserve confidentiality


So what do you think? Was this a valid concern? Have you got any curious concerns like Tinas'?

Please share in the comments or send a private enquiry - we may have a useful tip.

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One thought on "Dripping Semen Every Time After Sex – Normal Or Pregnancy Failure Worry?"

  1. Bless says:

    Thanks to Tina for asking, I am in the same shoes with her and the answer she gets waves away my worries.
    Thanks too, Doctor.

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