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EC
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I think I worry more than normal about pregnancy possibilities, and I plan on taking a break from sexual activity for a while. Just wanted to run this by you guys and ask if there is any risk whatsoever:

A couple of times, I was on or near the bed with my partner, engaging in cuddling, kissing, and heavy "petting." We didn't do anything overtly sexual, but as I pre-ejaculate a lot, some soaked through my underwear and pants. The damp spot did not come into contact with her, and neither of us touched it directly.

I tried my best to keep this spot away from her and the bed. Could there be any risk from pre-ejaculate on my pants transferring to the bed or a blanket, and then somehow making its way to her vagina? i.e. from her touching a part of the bed that may have come in contact with the damp spot and then touching her vagina, or by her underwear coming in contact with that part of the bed.

I was fully clothed both times (underwear + slacks or jeans). Again, there was no direct contact. I'm just worried about indirect transfer.

Thank you very much for your help.

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Hi there EC,

First of all, from the situation you described there is no pregnancy risk.I think that if an unplanned pregnancy is not something you are wanting at this point in either of your lives then being extra cautious is not a bad thing at all, however if it is something that you worry about a lot then taking a break because your not ready for sex and the associated risk's at this point is not a bad idea. [Smile]

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EC
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Thank you nixieGurl for your quick and helpful reply [Smile]

Just out of curiosity, is there is no risk because sperm can't travel through clothing like that? Or does it have to do with the fact that it's pre-ejaculate rather than semen.

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I was just wondering if someone could go into a little detail about why this is considered no risk?
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Heather
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Sure. In short, because sperm are actually very delicate, and very much need the fluid they are in -- semen -- to keep them viable as well as to move from place to place.

So, when you have something happen where that fluid is soaked up by something like blankets, sperm are without the fluid they need both to keep them viable, and which they can move in.

Does that make more sense now?

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Heather, thank you for getting back to me. Yes, that does make sense.
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