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srk20
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Hi guys- this question might be a little strange but it just happened so I wanted to get some expert clarification. I was in the bathroom right now toileting and the toilet roll slipped out of my hand and flew straight onto the boxers that my boyfriend had previously taken off and left on in the corner for laundry. I think they may have had some sperm on them because that's why he changed them. I quickly picked up the roll and then used the toilet paper to wipe. Is it possible for the sperm to have transferred onto the paper and then onto my vulva when I wiped and create a pregnancy risk??
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No.

From our Pregnancy Scared? article: Have you not had any kind of sex at all (and were not sexually assaulted), but are worried because of something like touching a partner's hand then touching yourself, or using a towel that may have had dried semen on it? These kinds of scenarios do NOT pose risks of pregnancy. Sperm and ovum need specific conditions in which to co-create a pregnancy, and these ain't them.

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But that says dry semen, what if it was still wet on his boxers? Do the same rules apply?
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Yes. Sperm need a very specific environment to survive, and can't handle being transferred from place to place like you're describing.

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Thank you!
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You're very welcome. [Smile]

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