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coachgirl
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what percent of pregnancys are a result of manual sex. Would you have to have direct contact (vagina/sperm) with a substantial amount to have a risk?? Please and thanks in advance...
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Really? Pretty much none.

I mean, I'm not sitting here with a pile of studies on manual sex and pregnancy, but that's because they don't exist, as there isn't a need for them. Doctors and medical researchers know how pregnancy occurs. You need to have direct genital contact with semen for a pregnancy risk to exist.

We can't say something is impossible: pregnancy can be a tricky thing. If, for instance, on your most fertile day of your cycle, you literally put fingers inside your vagina or vaginal opening coated with fresh semen or pre-ejaculate, that certainly would pose a risk. And for umpteen reasons -- more about bacteria than pregnancy -- it really is always wise to be washing hands before and after manual sex, or using latex gloves.

But overall, we can all safely say that nearly ALL pregnancies occur due to genital-to-genital sex.

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