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John Anderson
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ok i have seen all these posts with different situations and all this then they ask if it is a pregnancy risk. what I am asking is this. from reading pregnancy scared what i got from it is if both girl and guy have genitalia exposed and the male ejaculates directly in or on the vagina there is a chance of pregnancy but ANYTHING other than that would not be a risk...am I correct?
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When we're not talking about reproductive technologies, for a pregnancy to occur, either:
a) there has to be direct -- as in, people don't have clothes on, and their genitals are right on each other or inside each other -- contact between penis and the genitals of someone with a vulva, and/or
b) direct contact of semen to the genitals of someone with a vulva.

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what do you mean reproductive technologies?
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Heather
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Like in-vitro fertilization. Pregnancy isn't just happening via sex anymore, some people are using reproductive technologies to become pregnant when they either can't get pregnant via sex or don't want to.

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John Anderson
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oh i understand now!Thanks! and i have one more question, are the chances lowered in the situations i described above if we are talking about pre-ejaculate instead of an actual ejaculation?
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Blue Griffin
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Yes, always.

Pre-ejaculate doesn't always contain sperm cells. Even when it does, we're talking a few hundred of them instead of the few million we're talking about with a full ejaculation. That doesn't mean there are no risks (and with STIs, the risk is the same), but by all means, there's a very considerably smaller possibility of pregnancy.

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(Sorry about that, that was me: my partner used my laptop to help a user the other day and clearly forgot to log out!)

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OK Thanks! one last question to clarify. when you say " b.) direct contact of semen to the genitals of someone with a vulva." does the direct meand straight from the penis to the genitals?
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Karybu
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Pretty much. If someone with a penis were to ejaculate on their hand and then immediately put that hand right on their partner's vulva, or ejaculated onto the vulva, then that would be direct contact of semen with genitals. Anything other than that wouldn't be considered direct contact.

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Have you read this post? I know you aren't worried you or a partner may be pregnant (or you haven't said you are) but a lot of your questions would probably be answered:

http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/ultimatebb.php?/ubb/get_topic/f/28/t/006958.html

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