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These are two unrelated honest curiosities that I have:

First, if two people are in a chlorinated pool and the get out and have dry sex (with no ejaculation), does the precum present present a pregnancy risk? I've read the article about pregnancy risk, but was merely curious if the different materials that make up bathing suits, or the already dampness of the clothing changes the "no risk."

Second: How is there an STI risk if two people that are virgins engage in sexual activity?

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Any article of clothing, including a bathing suit, that prevents direct genital contact is going to mean there's no risk. It's that direct contact, not moisture or materials, that's the key here.

While STIs are often transmitted by sexual contact, some can be transmitted by nonsexual means as well. That's why it's important for people to go ahead with testing when they decide to be sexually active, whether or not they have had previous sexual partners.

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Thank you, Molias for the answers.

In all honesty, the first question was not out of curiosity: it happened, and, being the extremely paranoid person that I am, I have been fretting over whether or not there was a pregnancy risk. I understand your point that there must be a barrier, but now I worry that due to the elastic waistband of the suit being somewhat looser than normal shorts, somehow direct contact occurred unbeknownst to me. Is that at all a possibility, or would I definitely know if contact happened? Further, does that contact pose a risk?

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If you were both wearing bathing suits and were having dry sex, I'm really not sure how contact between bare genitals could happen unless both of you intentionally took your clothes off, which I think you'd know about. [Smile]

Really, what we know about how pregnancy happens tells us that with two people wearing clothing, and no ejaculation, pregnancy is just not at all likely to happen.


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