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Teeny56943
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After my first post I'm a little curious about something else. I've heard different things about this and wondered what was accurate. if there was semen or sperm in a bathtub and then a girl takes a bath, could she get pregnant?
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Karybu
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No. Semen has to come into direct contact with the vulva or vagina in order for there to be a pregnancy risk. Sperm can swim, but they definitely can't swim that well, and they need a very specific environment in order to survive more than a few minutes.

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Teeny56943
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Oh I see. So even if they swam to the vulva it would be impossible for pregnancy to occur?
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Sorry I know these seem like dumb questions..
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They're not dumb questions at all. Sometimes it just takes awhile for someone to respond - we do the best we can, but there usually is a bit of a wait.

To answer your question, pregnancy isn't possible in that scenario because it is pretty much impossible for sperm to make it to the vulva in the first place. Like I said, sperm are decent swimmers, but only in the appropriate environment, such as semen or vaginal fluids. Too, outside of the body, they survive about 20 minutes at most, and their lifespan in the hot water of a bath is likely to be much shorter than that. So, essentially, it's very unlikely that any sperm would survive in a bath long enough to try to make it to the vagina, and even if they did, it wouldn't be possible for them to get there.

For a bit more information, check out these links:
Where DID I Come From?
Sperm and a bucket of water?

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Teeny56943
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Well I really appreciate your answers nd how they were so quick!
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Glad I could help. [Smile]

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