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Doctor,
I'm sorry for asking so many question. I'm quite paranoid about this. But, I need some ideas and interpretation from you. A week ago, I making out with my boy friend with clothes on. After that I went home and I went to toilet. I'm not sure that my boy friend's semen get into my hand or not because we both have our pants and underwear on. Maybe I did touch his private part with the clothing on. But I'm not sure about it. I heard that sperm can't pass through clothing. However, I touched my private part after i rinse my hand with water in the toilet. After that, I realised that I made a mistake, I should've wash my hand with soap. But before I went to toilet I did take my handbag and my clothing. Can the sperm die when I'm carry my handbag and clothing? Can a person get pregnant this way?Anyway, thank you for answering.


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replied January 25th, 2011
Am I Pregnant Answer A18903
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
There are no studies to prove that sperms can pass through clothes, they need a liquid environment to be alive and 'swim' through. If you had the clothes on all the time, it is unlikely that semen could have come directly on your hands. Even if the semen or pre-cum did come on your hands, if your hand was completely dry after the act, then there no chances that sperms could be alive. Sperms die in dry and heat conditions, so chances of pregnancy resulting is nil (unless you touched your private parts immediately after touching the semen or pre-cum. Do not worry. Learn to relax. If you intend to remain sexually active, consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control.
Take care.



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