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ask: Does soap and water wash off sperm?

By Anonymous

My boyfriend and I were getting a little sexual and I gave him a handjob which was why I ended up with some of his semen on my hand. Then I went to wash it off with water and hand soap in the bathroom. After that, I accidentally put my finger into myself forgetting the risk and I immediately pulled out after once or twice when I remembered. Is there any chance I am pregnant? It's going to be another 2 weeks before I'm supposed to get my period and I really need to know.. Please help? Thanks so much.

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My gf had gaved me a hand job and I accidentally touched my sperm by just little on my finger, I washed my finger with water but i never used soap. My finger was completely dry so I fingered her. Is their a chance she can be pregnant??

October 12, 2013 - 9:40pm
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hai hi im 20ty actlly myself n my guy had privacy tym during tat i gav him a bj wer accedntlyy his semen spilled on me n btwn my thigs too but i was werin my jocks at tat tym .after tat i wased it with water n walked with tat jocks for an hours then wlie to bed nly i jus removed . all im scared is will i get pregnent ?? coz i don know evn on tat i was kinda eroxtid n wet in my jocks plus evn im scared urinatin werther it culd get in itseems ?? im not sure i washed wel on tat tym .....this happend a month ago now its 8 weeks frm tat first month i din get my chums prply but this month im gettin well !!! so plss hlp me with thiss ...

September 24, 2012 - 3:50am
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I have a question my girlfriend is a little worried that she might be pregnant we were getting a little intimate on the couch and she gave me a handjob and somehow It ended up on my face/mouth area, she immediately got a wet washcloth with soapy water and wash my face and I seriously rinsed out my mouth a dozen times, a little while later I gave her oral and now she's worried could she be pregnant

September 16, 2012 - 5:53pm
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hi im 17 and mg gf is 16 last 2 weeks we had made a contact with our sexual organs. i just want to ask if there is a possibility that is can get pregnant after i ejaculated while we are rubbing our oragans? she is still a virgin and we are just rubbing toghther then i felt that i was going to climax and when i felt the first burst of sperm i remove her from lying on top of me. is there a chance of her getting pregnant???

March 27, 2012 - 5:41pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Hey thanks for your question . I am 15 and I have been doing the same with my gf. There is hardly a risk in doing that as long as she is a virgin . If she is a virgin your penis needs to be in her vagina . Make sure she wipes . If any sperm got in her make her wipe and stand for and hour or play some sports.. the reason for standing is because gravity will let the sperm out ... The sperm my ooz out her vagina so tell her to wipe numerous times . I hope I helped you and made you less paranoid .

July 4, 2012 - 7:01am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)


The information you are giving is totally false. Being a virgin has nothing to do with sperm/genital contact - any woman can get pregnant this way, regardless of whether she is a virgin or not, although the risks are far smaller than if she had full intercourse.

While gravity will ensure sperm will be cleared out of her vagina (that and natural cleaning done by the vagina) doing sports or wiping afterwards is not going to stop a woman from getting pregnant.


September 17, 2012 - 1:21pm
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I am 15 and not really sexually active. My boyfriend & I were making out in his car and he got a little wet from precum. He guided my finger to the top of his shorts to feel it, but I quickly took my finger away & wiped it on his stomach. I then put the fingers that I touched the precum with into his mouth and he sucked on them for a while. I wiped them on his sweatshirt after. About 5 minutes later, I went inside and washed my hands twice before going to the bathroom. But I'm scared that there could have still been precum on my finger when I wiped after urinating. What are the chances of pregnancy in this scenario?

May 2, 2011 - 9:23am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Thanks for your post!

You cannot get pregnant from this activity (you can't get pregnant from sperm on your finger, it has to enter the vagina and two hand-washing episodes would ensure that) although it's a bit unhygienic so make sure you are not opening yourself up to bacteria.


May 9, 2011 - 12:20pm
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

pls read my comment on the wall i really need your help :(

March 27, 2012 - 9:06pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon

Thanks for your question! We can't say if you girlfriend will get pregnant or not but if you did have sperm on your fingers and inserted them into her, then a slight risk is there. Why would you take such a risk knowing you may still have had sperm on your hands- were you hoping to get her pregnant?

Hopefully the water washed your hands properly. Next time make sure you use hot water and soap and wash for a good 1-2 minutes.

Good luck to you and thanks for writing!

April 29, 2011 - 12:31pm
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