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Barney1994
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Hi, I know this question has been asked a million times but I'm hoping to get someone's opinion on the chances of pregnancy if I fingered my girlfriend during her fertile period with precum or some semen (most likely dried) on my finger. I was visiting her at college over the weekend and we messed around a couple of times. I can't completely recall everything but I'm afraid a couple of times, I might have fingered her after accidentally getting precum or semen on my fingers and without washing or wiping it off. I know that they've been answers on this forum that says the chances are low but would it be different since it happened during her fertile period? It was also the first time I put my finger into her vaginal canal (she's a virgin). Thank you so much for your help- I'm going crazy worrying abt it!
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Robin Lee
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Hi Barney1994 and welcome to Scarleteen,

Have you yet seen this article we have which looks at what activities do and don't pose pregnancy risks? If not, here it is.

Can I Get Pregnant, or Get or Pass On an STI From That?

The point at which someone is in their menstrual cycle, or how fertile they are, only really makes a difference if the activity is something likely to lead to pregnancy to begin with. It's also really not possible to know how fertile someone is at any given time. If that person charts her cycle every day by examining her cervical mucus and taking her basal body temperature, and if she's been doing that for several months, she'll have a pretty good idea of where she is in her cycle. Otherwise, there's just no way to know.

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Barney1994
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Hi Robin, thanks for replying! I read through the article you sent. Would my situation be semen or vaginal fluid sharing since there might have been some precum or semen on my hand and thus considered a high pregnancy risk?
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September
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If you've read the article carefully, you will have noticed that we are talking about a pregnancy risk being possible with direct contact, that is, contact between naked genitals. Did that happen at all?

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Johanna
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Barney1994
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No that didn't happen. So you're saying that given my situation, it's a low risk then?

I'm not sure why I get so paranoid all the time. Sometimes I worry even when we use a condom. Not sure how to move past this...

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September
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If you find yourself feeling anxious about pregnancy even in situations where there is no risk or where protection was used, it sounds like it is time to reevaluate whether you are ready for those sexual activities. Maybe you can talk to your partner about slowing things down a bit?

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