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Mermer
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Why would direct genital to genital contact pose a risk, if pre-cum is just a fluid for lubrication(?!?) and doesn't normally contain sperm? I understand that if there is semen involves then there would be a risk with direct genital to genital contact, but what if there's only pre-cum?
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Karybu
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Pre-cum on its own doesn't contain sperm, but it can pick up sperm left over in the urethra from earlier ejaculations. If a person with a penis has urinated since the last ejaculation, it's unlikely there will be any sperm for pre-ejaculate to pick up, but it isn't possible to know for sure.

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So let's say if a person didn't cum but then urinate then proceed to have direct genital-to-genital contact, would that still pose a risk?
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Molias
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It's safest to say that, in general, any direct contact poses a risk; there's really no way to know for sure if sperm would be present or not. As mentioned above, urination would make it less likely, but we can't say it's impossible.
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Ok thanks guys I understand the reason to be careful about this type of activity.
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Karybu
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Glad to hear it. [Smile]

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