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Hello, first of all i would like to thank you for taking your time on helping me. A little insight would be very helpful (: Okay so, me and my boyfriend were hanging out as usual then things got heated up and we ended up dry humping. We both had no shorts/pants on, but we both had our underwear on so we weren't exposed fully. I've read some articles on here saying that as long as someone has had at least one article of clothing on, like underwear, it isn't a pregnancy risk. I've been trying to grasp that concept but there being pre-cum on his underwear (which contains sperm since he ejaculated few hours earlier without peeing afterwards) kinda worries me. I kept on thinking that somehow it would seep through my underwear too. My underwear was wet from my discharge so i'm paranoid that the discharge would help the sperm from his pre-cum on his underwear seep through my underwear therefore the sperm being able to go inside of me and possibly cause a pregnancy. Considering the fact we were rubbing our "body parts" vigorously together too. Is this all possible? Or am I just freaking out about nothing? Please help. ): My period is due tomorrow and I have not seen any signs that I am getting it soon so please a reply would be comforting!
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It sounds to me like what is missing here for you is really getting that for a pregnancy to happen,a whole lot more is required, and quite specifically, than just sperm and egg. And that sperm cannot do jack by themselves.

This piece should clear that up for you, including making clear why your clothing, even underclothing, is still a barrier when it comes to pregnancy. (Some of the first condoms in history were even made out of a thin muslin fabric, we have just since found materials that are way more durable and a lot less scratchy!)

Here is that link:

Feel free to holler back after you have read it if anything still is not clear. [Smile]

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thanks for replying! and just to clarify, i'm okay and there's no pregnancy risk to worry about right? i was 5 days away from ovulation when me and my boyfriend did that and the fact that sperm can live up to 3-5 days in a woman's body scared me. however, this does not matter since our underwear acted as a barrier and sperm wouldn't be able to seep through and into me anyway, therefore no worries, correct? sorry for being a bit uncooperative, just wanted to be extra sure so i could throw all of this behind me and stop stressing out!
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That's correct.

Per what you said about ovulation, this: Let's Dial Down Some (Maybe) Ovulation Freakouts should help make things clearer for you.

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