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Surf Chicklet
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Hi,

First I'd like to apologize as Im pretty positive this is getting bothersome..but I have one last question.

Pregnancy is not possible if someone(male) hands have been on (brushed, even accidently) your hips, legs, etc right?

Also, in a pool (chlorine is present) is it myth or is there some truth to the rumor that one can get pregnant without genital contact in a pool?


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kythryne
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Sweetie, I'm going to refer you back to a couple of replies Miz S. made to you:
http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum27/HTML/003739.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum27/HTML/002401.html

We're all concerned for you, but honestly, our answer is not going to change, no matter how many times you ask us. Please do take care of yourself, and see if you can find a therapist who will help you with these concerns, okay? If you need help finding a therapist, we'll be glad to see if we can find a low-cost therapy provider in your area.

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logic_grrl
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Hey, what matters is not whether it's bothersome or not, but whether you are getting the help you need to deal with these worries.

As someone with a little experience with OCD stuff myself, I'd guess that right now, a bit of your mind probably already knows that the answer I'm about to give is nope, you don't have a pregnancy risk.

You've asked a few times before about people's hands touching your hips or legs, and the answer is still no, there is not even the tiniest bit of a pregnancy risk there.

Guys don't just walk round with fresh sperm dripping from their hands, and even if they did that sperm could not crawl through your clothes and climb up your leg.

And nope, unless you're having direct genital contact in the swimming pool, there's not going to be a pregnancy risk.

Check out: http://www.teenwire.com/index.asp?taStrona=http://www.teenwire.com/ask/articles/as_20011108p310.asp .

Really, unless you're actually engaged in sexual activities, you just don't need to worry about pregnancy.

If you have OCD, I understand that you're not going to be able to stop yourself from having these irrational worries just by willing it or by recognizing that they're irrational (although that can be a step in the right direction).

Have you managed to talk to your therapist about your pregnancy fears yet? It might also be a good idea to talk about medication as a possibility - OCD often responds really well to medication, and it seems clear that this is causing you a lot of stress.


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