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Heather
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We need to put an absolute limit on this, because truly, this non-issue is simply taking up way, way too much of everyone's time and energy.

Dry humping -- grinding your genitals together while one or both partners are wearing clothing, including clothing which may only be undergarments -- does NOT pose a risk of pregnancy.

It is not a way people become pregnant.

If you don't believe us on this, that's your choice, but what users may not do is hound us to convince them: that's not our job. If you don't believe us, then by all means, check in with another credible source, like your doctor or nurse, or a reference about human reproduction at the library.

Moving forward, having answered thousands of these questions, users who post them will just be referred to this thread or have those threads deleted. If you want to see answers to this question on the boards, a site search will bring up many of them for you which we have already answered.

As well, here is a list of other sexual activities which do NOT present risks of possible pregnancy. Please refrain from asking us about being at risk with those activities, as well.

Here is a list of where you can get more information about what does and does not pose pregnancy risks on the site:
• Can I Get Pregnant, or Get or Pass On an STI From That?
• Pregnancy Scared?
• Where DID I Come From? A Refresher Course in Human Reproduction

Far more often than not, when we have had users who are very scared about activities like this, it very clearly is because they are moving too fast for what they are ready for, or the level of information they have. So, per usual, if you would like to talk with us about how to step back or slow things down, we are always willing to help with that.

Thank you.

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Heather
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Bumping this up to remind. Thanks.

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Heather
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And bumping again: please, this is a hard limit. We need all of you to respect it. Thanks. [Smile]

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Heather Corinna, Executive Director & Founder, Scarleteen
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Heather
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I can't believe we are having to say this or keep bumping this at all, but seriously, y'all: no means no. I know we all know this. [Smile]

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