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Does sperm die once it is dry? I got some of my boyfriend's on my hand, and was so paranoid about touching myself or anywhere near myself even when it was dry hours later.
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Yes. Once the ejaculate is dry, you don't need to worry about it.

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There is no pregnancy risk from this. Sperm cells, whether they're dead or not, cannot create a pregnancy unless a bare penis is in direct contact with a bare vulva, or a bare vulva is being ejaculated onto.

As soon as semen is on a hand, or anything that isn't a vulva or a penis - it begins to dry up, the sperm cells' tails break; they become useless at creating a pregnancy. Once semen is exposed to air - let alone begins to dry - the sperm cells cannot go anywhere, so they cannot co-create a pregnancy. Sperm cells need semen at the perfect temperature and consistency to move around. Once they can't move, they can't go anywhere. Does that make sense?

So, I really wouldn't worry about touching a penis then touching you vulva; it does not pose any risk of pregnancy.

Here's some links for to check out:

Pregnancy Scared?

A Refresher Course in Human Reproduction

'Obtain the virgin's consent before you marry her' - Prophet Mohammad (pbuh)

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