September 8, 2017

Q & A: Gay Or Not? Pregnant Or Not?

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Yummy or not?

Q: If I like to eat my own cum, does that mean I am gay?

A: Liking how your ejaculate tastes does not mean anything about your sexual orientation; it just means that you like tasting your own ejaculate.

Although there are no reliable scientific data that tell us how common it is for men to enjoy tasting their own ejaculate, I can confirm that this is something I have heard from men of all sexual orientations. Some men masturbate and then taste or swallow their own ejaculate afterwards. This has been shown in porn many times and is also sometimes a feature of erotic stories.

Many females of various sexual orientations also enjoy tasting their own vaginal fluids. In fact, people of all genders sometimes enjoy the taste of their own genital fluids when they kiss a partner who has just performed oral sex on them. And of course other people don’t like to taste their own fluids and may avoid kissing their partner after oral sex. People vary and that’s an interesting part of human sexuality.

Q: Me and my boyfriend had sex last night and the condom broke but he wasn’t close to ejaculating and I’m supposed to get my period 3 days from now. Could I get pregnant?

A: The situation you described sounds like a very low-risk pregnancy situation, though of course there is always at least some chance of pregnancy when a male and female have unprotected sex. The reason your situation sounds low risk in terms of pregnancy is that, first, your boyfriend did not ejaculate inside your vagina and, second, you were likely past the point of ovulation, since you are so close to getting your period. Ovulation generally occurs about 2 weeks before menstrual bleeding, though this can vary among women.

Going forward, if you and your boyfriend are not ready to become pregnant, you might consider doubling up on your birth control such as by talking with a healthcare provider about possibly using an IUD, birth control implant, birth control pill, patch, ring or other forms of birth control. You can use any of these in addition to condoms to increase your risk of pregnancy prevention. Also, using a condom helps reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, which other birth control methods aren’t able to offer. If you are concerned about pregnancy risk, we encourage you to speak with your healthcare provider and/or take a pregnancy test when you’re able.

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