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Guide
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Hello,
I just want to start off by saying that I don't know much about sexual contact and the pregnancy risk it presents.
I would like to be more educated. One question I have is that I have read some things that says outercourse is not 100% risk free from pregnancy. I want to know why is that and what was would be considered a risk from outercourse?

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Heather
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Have you already started by going through the content we have on this at the site, Guide?

If not, why don't I create a little link list for you?

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Could you please thank you
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Of course. [Smile] Why don't you start with these:

• Where DID I Come From? A Refresher Course in Human Reproduction
• Pregnancy Scared?
• NO Pregnancy Risks

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Thanks!
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I read through the articles, and learned a lot, but what would make outercourse risky? Would it be just when penis and vagina directly touch like with no barriers and when semen gets on the vagina?
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Having read the page on what doesn't pose pregnancy risks, and seeing that outercourse was in there, can you tell me where you're getting the idea it DOES pose pregnancy risks?

Mind, when genitals are having direct contact, that's NOT outercourse anymore. Most generally "intercourse" is a term used to describe when people are rubbing their genitals directly together. Outercourse is a term used to describe sexual activities in which there is NOT any of that direct genital-to-genital contact.

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Oh ok that clears it up and makes a lot of sense !
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Great! Feeling otherwise clear now, then?

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Btw, I don't know what your own sexual history or experiences have been like, but I find it's pretty common for people who haven't experienced intercourse where one set of genitals is inside the other to think that one set of genitals rubbing right on another is radically different. In reality, it often doesn't even feel like THAT huge a difference. Sometimes it may not even feel different at all, which is why you might hear about -- or experience -- times when one or both people don't even realize one set of genitals is inside another, rather than just rubbing directly together.

And in reality, when it comes to things like pregnancy and STIs, it's generally not that different at all: the same risks are posed.

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Ok thank you for answering my question, I have learned a lot.
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