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Do sperm live if you wipe them off with a tissue?

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 1:41 am
by Lizziered1
I got sperm on my hand and I wiped it off and used hand sanitizer afterwards, will I get pregnant if I touched my vulva? Do the sperm die?

Re: Do sperm live if you wipe them off with a tissue?

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 7:11 am
by Heather
Hi, Lizzie.

We will not answer ANY questions about pregnancy fear or anxiety in our direct services from users who are not pregnant or who are not or have not otherwise been directly involved with an actual pregnancy.

Please do not post this kind of question. If you are seeing this text, and your thread is locked, it is because you have posted this kind of question.

We CAN and WILL talk about things like:
• choosing and using a method or methods of contraception for any future sexual activity
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It also sounds like you need information about how pregnancy happens in the first place. You can find a thorough explanation of that here: Human Reproduction: A Seafarer's Guide.