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Can you get pregnant if dried semen enters your vagina?

By November 5, 2016 - 7:57am
 
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My friend and her boyfriend were having unprotected sex & he pulled out & jerked off for about 2 minutes and then he came. she played with his penis for about 5 minutes & they kissed & did their thing for about 5 minutes until he inserted his penis back into her vagina. she says the semen on his penis was dried & she couldn't see it anymore. she's worried because of all these myths about how long sperm can survive exposed to air. please answer quickly because she wants to know if she should take the "morning-after pill" thanks!

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Hi worriedyouth,

Thanks for reaching out to EmpowHER!

When semen is outside of the body, it does dry up and can not get you pregnant. Actual sexual intercourse and penetration must occur in order to get pregnant.

As time passes and semen is in open air, it does dry and would not be able to get someone pregnant. Tell your friend to check out this article: http://www.empowher.com/community/share/outercourse-dry-humping-dry-sex-...

It does a great job at explaining what can and can't get you pregnant.

Hope this helps!

Best,
Erin

November 5, 2016 - 8:38am
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