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I dont know what to do but i had to write to get some feedback. I dont know why but I am becoming paranoid about sperm and how they work. I read on the site that sperm can live up to 20 mins in the air but I just ahd to post my question so that I could get direct replies and try and feel a lil better.

The other day my bf masturbated at his house and came over to my place about 3 hours later (in that three hours he took a shower, went out with friends and then came over). We held hands and hugged and kissed. Can sperm live for that long on his hands to get transferred to my hands and then cause any risk of pg when i went to the bathroom a lil later? Would they have died by now?

I guess i am writing this question because so many sites have differnet times for sperm dying ...some say 90 secs, some say 1 min or less, some say 20 mins, some say 1/2hr-4 hrs. Also I read somewhere that if a guy touches a tap after he had sex or manual sex then the tap could get sperm on it. And could get on the girl if she uses the bathroom next wipes herself and something. Sorry for such a long question but i had to write.

It is just that i am developing a fear of sperm to the point that if there is even a guy in the house I wash my hands tons of time and freak my self out. can you just tell me whether sperm are really bionic and super duper like i imagine them or can i rest easy.

(just imagine we are not even having sex, or really doing anything to the extremes and I am driving myself nuts!!!)

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You can find those things out right here: Where DID I Come From? Human Reproduction
and here: What's The Risk? - Five Easy Pregnancy Risk Assessment Flow Charts

And for the most part, it sounds like you've read a load of bunk. What you're describing is something you need to have NO fear of pregnancy about.

Heather Corinna
Editor and Founder, Scarleteen

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