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bk11sh32
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My last period ended on the 2nd of january. It was a normal one, lasted six days as usual, but on the 8th, I started to spot pretty heavily, it was fresh red blood, not the brown kind like old discarded blood. It only happened once, but i was still worried about it. I was wondering if this is anything to be alarmed by or to go to the doctor about; though i've been pretty stressed since the beginning of the week thanks to exams, so could that be the reason?

Thank you for your input!

Oh, and also, one of my friends was asking me this question and I didnt have the answer, so I decided to post it here...is it possible to get pregnant by showering with someone of the opposite sex without penetration, or would the sperm not be able to survive the heat or the soap or something?

Thanks so much [Big Grin]

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One instance of spotting sounds like a reasonable variation to me. From what you've described, I see no reason for concern.

For the second question, semen must come in contact with a vulva for there to be a pregnancy risk. You said there was no penetration, so unless he actually ejaculated onto her vulva, it doesn't sound like that happened. Sperm are susceptible to soap and water, so even if a small amount of pre-ejaculate made its way onto her vulva (not in her vagina), and was promptly washed off, everything should be fine.

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bk11sh32
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Phew. Thank you! I doubted that there was a reason for concern but I was still a bit freaked and I wanted to make sure.

And thanks for answering the second question too!

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