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sweetjane11
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Hi Scarleteen, I've been a long time reader and find your site to be extremely helpful and reassuring. Thank you! But I need some clarification on a certain subject. In many of your articles that go over what can and cannot cause pregnancy, it states that in order for someone to become pregnant, they either must have direct genital to genital contact, or have a male ejaculate directly onto the vulva. I am wondering if this means that the action of ejaculating is key here... As in, could someone become pregnant if their vulva, or more specifically any area near the vulva (unclothed), were to come into contact with already ejaculated semen on bedsheets? I was also wondering what you mean you say "vaginas are amazing, but they are still subject to the laws of gravity."

Thank you so much for your time! It's really appreciated.

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Edith_*
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Hi Sweetjane! Welcome to Scarleteen! [Smile]

Sperm cells are very delicate and need their fluids (semen) to keep them alive. When we talk about "laws of gravity" we mean that semen can not magically jump into a vagina and end up in the cervix.

One function of the penis is to go inside the vagina and then ejaculate (still inside) so the sperm can take it from there, where there are enough fluids to keep them alive and swim until they find the ovum, if there is one.

Does this help? [Smile]

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Edith_*
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Maybe this article can also be helpful:

Who's Afraid of Sperm Cells?

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Thank you so much Edith, this does really help a lot, makes sense!

So, just to ease my anxious mind, a vulva touching a spot of semen by itself cannot create a pregnancy. Correct?

Thanks again! I dig this site.

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Edith_*
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Again, sperm cells are very delicate and they need a very special enviroment to keep them alive. If you are asking about touching a spot of semen that was on the bedsheets, then the answer is NO. [Smile]

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That's what I meant, yay!
Thank you again, I feel much better.

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You're welcome! [Smile]

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