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Nomada90
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Hi again,
I'm sorry for bothering you ,but I keep worrying that I haven't been careful enough and have put myself at risk.
My bf and I have always been careful when it comes to manual sex: always washing our hands before and after. We also have two lubricant bottles to avoid infections. I'm concerned though because a few times after having used them, I put both bottles in the same bag and am worried that semen/sperm may have transferred to the bottle that I have been using and that he touched it and then touched inside me...I started using the pill about 3 months ago and have been getting my withdrawal bleeds, but I still worry that they aren't really bleeds...I also have been feeling hungrier lately and got a UTI, which my brain makes me believe are pregnancy symptoms. I know I should stop,;but I just need reassurance...Is there any risk from what I'm doing? Thank you so much.

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Heather
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This business with the bottles isn't one where you need to be concerned about pregnancy. Sperm cells are delicate and have a very short shelf-life outside of the inside of bodies.

As well, manual sex itself does not pose pregnancy risks.

But, just a check-in: do you feel like engaging in these kinds of sex is okay for you emotionally? In other words, despite feeling good physically during (assuming it does), is it really feeling good during and after emotionally? Or might you feel better if you tabled it until this wasn't all so scary for you?

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Nomada90
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Thank you Heather for the reassurance. Yes, I know that it has taken a toll on me emotionally and so,I have decided to step back from those kinds of activities until I feel more comfortable and less worried. Thanks again.
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Heather
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Nice self-care, there! And no problem. [Smile]

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