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Samantha212
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Hi scarleteen,

In some recent posts I have asked about dry sex and the risks it poses. I am still wary of this and although I understand I cannot get pregnant through this method I think it would put my mind at rest if I knew exactly how sperm can't travel through fabric? Especially if there are vaginal fluids present as well as semen. Could you please explain a bit more? As the articles I've read don't elaborate much?

Also I started using the monthly info website to track periods and it has occurred to me that my period is late, my breasts are very tender and I'm pretty tired and nauseous. Should I take a test?

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Hi Samantha!

Maybe the best way to explain this has nothing to do with fabrics and a lot to do with GRAVITY. Fluids like semen -or any kind of fluids, anyway- can maybe pass through fabrics and make them wet, but what they can NOT do is go all the way into someone else's vagina and climb inside defying the laws of gravity. It just can't. [Smile]

Also, sperm is very delicate, and needs a very special enviroment to live and fabrics don't offer that kind of enviroment.

This link has a lot of good information about this:

Who's Afraid of Sperm Cells?

Periods are not always the same, they can change and there are a lot of reasons for that, not only pregnancy (specially if you haven't had a pregnancy risk). Stress can be one of that reasons, more excersice than usual or an hormonal imbalance. Taking a test is always up to you but if you haven't had direct genital contact then there is not a risk of pregnancy.

I hope this helps! [Smile]

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That's great [Smile] so there really is 0 chance I could get pregnant. Settled my mind quite a bit, thank you.

So since there's no risk of pregnancy I shouldn't bother with a test?

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Again, testing is always up to you but if you ask me, I don't see the need. [Smile]

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