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Hi, I'm just curious about something- and this has been on my mind, and it's bugging me. It's stupid, but it would let me relax if you helped...
About a month ago, me, my friend, and her brother were just swimmin around in the pool and my friend's bro was just like, always close to me, anyways....

I was wondering- what are the odds of his sperm finding their way through the water, through my bathing suit, and into my vagina, and into my egg, and me getting pregnant? I know this is a stupid question, but I am just torturing myself with it...

Thanks a lot,
Gemstone (Naive

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Believe it or not, we get this question a lot.

The answer: pretty darn unlikely.

To quote our lovely Miz Scarlet:

Overall, the golden rule is this: you have a very high liklihood of getting pregnant if sperm comes into direct contact (meaning it doesn't go anywhere in between, like down the block to get a soda) with your vagina without a birth control method.

You can also get pregnant if sperm comes into contact with your general genital area directly.

It's possible, but not *as* likely, to get pregnant if you roll around in sperm on the sheets or what have you with your genitals, or have sperm on your fingers and masturbate.

It's highly unlikely to get pregnant in any other way than the above.

We have a bunch of threads about this very topic if you would like to read more. Check out:

You might also want to check out the Sex Basics and Health FAQ for even more answers to sex-related questions:

We also have a whole set of articles at the site about reproduction and pregnancy risk:

Thanks for asking this question; we're always glad to see people wanting to know.


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Just for future reference...according to the guidlines you agreed to when you signed up here...

You may not post multiple identical or similar topics in different threads, and you may not use more than one handle for posting.

Please refrain from posting the same question both in this thread and Ask A Sexpert. Pick one or the other, and somebody will get to it as soon as we possibly can!

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