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Lola2010
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How long can sperm live on clothes for if its been like over 7 hours would they definetly be dead?
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Sorry I mean pre c um not actual sperm
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Well, pre-cum itself isn't something that's "alive" at all. Sometimes it can have sperm cells in it, but once those cells are on clothing they aren't going to be viable in terms of creating pregnancy.
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So if their was sperm cells on clothing and I had wore them like 7 hours after that would never create pregnancy?

I've been so paranoid it sounds ridiculous I knowin was fine when wearing them but then I started thinking then these crazy thoughts come into my head then that was it Ive been paranoid the rest of the night [Frown]

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I know we've talked with you a lot about what can and can't cause pregnancy, but just as a reminder, look here: Can I Get Pregnant, or Get or Pass On an STI From That?

Note that everything that carries a risk of pregnancy involves direct genital contact or direct contact with fresh bodily fluids - such as someone ejaculating directly on a bare vulva, not any sort of fluid touching someone else indirectly as you're describing.

Have you had any luck getting in touch with a provider about your anxiety? I really think that's going to be your best next step here.

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Nope I haven't yet, I definitely think I'm goin to as its really beginning to get to me :/ I got really shaky today. And I will take a look again at that article Thankyou
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Hi I read that article, you see it's under dry sex.. I just have a few questions how does that carry a risk of std? I'm really curious and it said if their was any possible contact from wearing thin garments .. If I was wearing leggins they are quite thin? I was wearing two pairs and undies but that's still not really thick?
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I ask because I was the only person wearing clothing and it states if it was thin? But I don't know whats really classed as thin sorry for troubling you [Frown]
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There are only two STIs listed as risks in that case; you can read about both of them: The STI Files: Pubic Lice and The STI Files: Trichomoniasis Some STIs can be transmitted in different ways, which is why not everything is necessarily a risk with dry sex.

Of course you can only catch an STI if your partner has it, but we can't know exactly what the exact risk level would be in any particular situation. Just because someone has an STI doesn't mean that a partner will get it in any particular scenario, so beyond the information in these articles, I can't narrow things down further.

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I meant sti, I was just curious Thankyou I will have a read of that article, and would leggins be classed as a thin garment or not?
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Hi Lola

Since you were wearing multiple layers of clothing, it really doesn't matter how thin (or not) the fabric is. Generally when we're talking about thin fabric we're talking about something that is mesh, lace, or very thin cotton, or something like a thong that can be shifted during sexual activity, potentially leading to contact between bare genitals.

Again, though, since we're talking about multiple layers, we don't need to discuss the fabric. [Smile] ,

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Alright Thankyou robin [Smile] I mean I did have undies on too so and again it wasnt directly really my vagina so I suppose for it to get through that it's not really going to then find its way to my vagina
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Hi There,

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Once semen dries up, then it doesn't contain sperm anymore. I mean they're all dead. Even if semen is not on any clothing but out of human body, still it will dry in a few hours. So there's no way that clothes contain live sperm cells after 7 hours. No need to worry.
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