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Hi Scarleteen,

Your articles and answers on message boards regarding dry sex pregnancy risk are always "no risk" if there is a fabric barrier. However, whilst reading some older boards on your site I came across this thread:

This worries me as it gives a completely conflicting answer to what I stated above.

Could you explain please ??

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Patricia H
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Hmm. That does sound problematic.

The only explanation I can come up with is that we currently know more now than we did back then; that post was back in 2006, and in the span of 8 years, we've learned more about how we look at sex, the human body, and its physiology. It's kind of like how people at one point believed that the world was flat; and then, as we understood more, our notions of the world changed.

This is one of the few reasons why looking back at old posts for answers to your current problems/questions is not advised. Instead, we encourage you to ask us in real-time, or check board messages from other users around the same time as you, preferably within the same year. That way, we can provide you with the most current and medically accurate information to your questions.

When I look back at the answer our fellow volunteer provided, I can honestly say that the answer was not accurately stated, and that a better one could have indeed been written in place of it. It's also possible, too, that our volunteer simply made a mistake and gave the wrong information. While we do strive to provide medically accurate and comprehensive sexual health education and information to our users, errors do occur. I am glad you took the time to do such thorough research, and to point this out to us.

But you are right that there is no pregnancy risk when a fabric barrier is involved. Since our current and most up to date articles and message board answers have agreed to this understanding and have remained consistent in our answers regarding such a situation, we feel confident in you taking such information to heart.

We are sorry for the confusion your research has caused you.

Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. - Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

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Jacob at Scarleteen
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I read jean's answer as using "dry sex" in bunny ears to mean frottage I.e naked humping without penetration rather than clothed humping, I.e. what we now tend to call dry sex on the site nowadays.
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