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letssea717
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Hey,
So I think I know the answer to these questions. I just wanted to double check.
So, if I'm lying next to a guy and he's in his boxers and I'm in my underwear (note: they are not cotton, they are a type of nylon/spandex blend with a cotton crotch) and he doesn't ejaculate, there is no risk of a pregnancy, yes? Also, even if his penis were to touch the outside of my underwear and he didn't ejaculate, there would still be no pregnancy risk, right? I thought that cotton would be more safe than a synthetic blend, but in this case, there's still no risk, regardless of the type of fabric?
(And, just so I'm informed, if there were direct genital to genital contact, but no ejaculation, there would be some risk, but it would still be verrrryyyyy small, right?)
Similarly, what's the STI risk with each of these cases?
I have a history of worrying excessively after these kinds of situations where I am with a partner and we are both in our underwear fooling around, so I am thinking about going on the pill so that I don't have to worry about these things anymore. Does this sound like a good idea?

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Alice
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First of all, have you seen this: Pregnancy Scared? ?

Just to clear it up, yes, ejaculate (or pre-ejaculate) to vagina/genital area contact would create a pregnancy risk. Generally, sperm don't travel well through layers of clothing.

As for STI risks, having genital-genital contact creates an STI risk, as does fluid contact.

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