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Joan DC
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So according to the article assessing STI and Pregnancy risks-
Manual sex does not pose pregnancy risk?

This takes into account the possibility of body fluids being present correct?

So manual sex with pre-ejaculate would not pose pregnancy risks? You've never come across someone who has gotten pregnant from that?

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Karybu
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Yes, the article takes into account the possibility of body fluids being present. Manual sex with pre-ejaculate on someone's fingers doesn't present a risk of pregnancy.

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Joan DC
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Thank you for the clarification!
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Joan DC
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If you don't mind me asking- why is it that that doesn't pose a pregnancy risk? It's because sperm need to be in the right environment correct? The hands not being one of them. Plus it needs the right amount of fluid. Pre-ejaculate also tends to dry pretty quickly and be exposed to air and possibly other things? Basically too many stops = sperm can't survive?
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That's basically it, yes. Sperm are fairly delicate little things, and they need the fluid they're in and the specific environment that fluid provides to do anything. Anything that disrupts that environment means that those sperm aren't going to be viable anymore.

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Ah that makes sense. I've noticed quite a bit of worry over that on the message board. Maybe it would be good to include that in the article? Unless other articles already discuss it.
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Many other articles discuss it, so no, that article really isn't the place to go into depth about that, since that's just not how that one works.

Please remember to use the search function on the main site for things like this, okay? Truly, we have 15 years of content now, so when people actually use that search for questions they have -- and the majority of users of the site do -- they tend to find what they need very easily. [Smile]

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