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Does washing with soap and water kill sperm on hands?

By Anonymous March 30, 2011 - 4:17pm
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My boyfriend and I engaged in manual sex. If before fingering me he had semen on his hands, I wanted to know if him washing his hands with soap and water is enough to get rid of the sperm so it can't get my pregnant. I'm not on birth control and we didn't use protection. As a precaution before manual sex aka fingering, are soap and water enough to make sure that my boyfriend has no sperm on his hands? I also gave him a handjob and he ejaculated with wet fresh semen on my hands but I went to the bathroom and washed it off with luke warm water and antibacterial soap and then dried after. After drying I urinated and washed my vagina with antibacterial soap touching it with the same hand, in order to prevent a UTI. I'm sorry I'm just really worried that I may not be pregnant so I'm freaking myself out. This event happened March 15th (11 days after my period had started) so its been over 2 weeks since then, if I take a pregnancy test will it be accurate? I don't expect my period till April 3rd

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I gave a h....b to my bf.He cleaned his precm with his hand and then washed his hands with water but not soap.Then he started fingering me so if there a possibility of getting preg.


June 26, 2016 - 5:36am
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to ausr)

Hello ausr,

No risk for pregnancy.


June 27, 2016 - 9:53am
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If my boyfriend had a small amount precm on his hands and then used isopropyl alcohol and washed them with soap and water before he fingered me, could I get pregnant?

June 6, 2016 - 8:23am
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

No risk for pregnancy.


June 27, 2016 - 9:52am

Hi i just want to ask, i gave my boyfriend a handjob then he ejaculated, i had his cum on my thumb then i wiped it off with tissue then afterwards i washed my hands with soap and water but i wasnt able to dry them off , i touched my vagina with wet hands because of the water or because of washing, can i get pregnant from this?

April 9, 2016 - 2:53pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to Lalaness)

Hi Lalaness,

No. There was no chance to become pregnant because you washed away any semen.


April 11, 2016 - 9:46am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

pls tell me after washing that ejaculation is that is removed from hand pls tell me its urgent

May 30, 2016 - 8:21am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

HI Maryann Gromisch RN,

Me and my GF had some hot session with each other. I forgot to use protection. I rubbed my penis with her clitoris but didn't put in vagina. But I had pre ejaculate fluid over my penis and she is on her 3rd of periods and she is virgin. Is she get pregnancy with this act? Hope u will replay to this. Thank you in advance.

- Dhiraj

April 19, 2016 - 2:50am
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Dhiraj,

To speculate the risk for pregnancy, let's look at what you shared.

There would have been no risk if your girlfriend was on the third day of her period.

Pre ejaculate is the clear, colorless, viscous fluid that is emitted from the urethra of the penis during sexual arousal. It is similar in composition to semen but has some significant chemical differences.

After ejaculation, whether by masturbation or sex with a partner, sperm may be left over in the urethra, the tube that semen travels through.

Urinating between ejaculations flushes the urethra of these leftover sperm and clears the way for pre ejaculate.

If sperm remain in the urethra from a previous ejaculation, they may be released with pre ejaculate. During unprotected vaginal sex, this could allow sperm to enter the vagina and possibly fertilize an egg, even if the man were to pull out before ejaculating.

Dhiraj, without penetration and ejaculation, and if she was having her period, there should not have been a risk of her becoming pregnant.


April 19, 2016 - 8:41am
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please i want to know if using liquid soap for masturbation affects my sperm count during test? i went to the clinic to check for fertility test and i used a liquid shower soap to masturbate and after the test the doctor said my sperm is just 6 which is still confusing to me so i was thinking maybe my sperm got in contact with the soap and something happen...please it is possible help me

April 7, 2016 - 5:47pm
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