Clue is on a mission to help you understand your body, periods, ovulation, and so much more. Start tracking today. There are lots of myths and misconceptions about how pregnancy happens. Misinformation can cause unnecessary fear around sex and our bodies, and lead to unplanned pregnancies. Read on to get informed, so you can make the best decisions for you about sex, protection, and pregnancy.
Can You Get Pregnant On Your Period?
Things to Know About Having Sex on Your Period
You're in the middle of an intimate makeout sesh with your partner, and you both agree to take things to the next level. Everything's going smoothly, until you notice the string: uh, oh, you're still wearing your tampon from earlier that night. Do you potentially ruin the mood and run to the bathroom to take it out? Do you just go ahead and have sex with a tampon in? Is that even safe?
Can you get pregnant from that?
A tampon alternative like DivaCup or SoftCup isn't necessarily just for avoiding waste during that time of the month. Moms around the globe have been using menstrual cups as they TTC—and swear the strategy may have helped them get pregnant faster. Sure, you've heard about putting your legs up in the air or maybe even eating good fats when you're trying to get pregnant, but one of the trendiest TTC tricks right now may very well be using a menstrual cup, or more specifically, SoftCup.
Soap opera villains with ulterior motives can stop reading. Everyone else, listen up: There's a lot you can do to thwart accidental pregnancies—they're usually the result of birth-control cluelessness or carelessness. According to the Guttmacher Institute, each year more than half of pregnancies among American women are unplanned, primarily because the women did not use contraception properly or forgot to use it at all. Plus, "some doctors are biased about which method is best," says Vanessa Cullins, M.