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ask: Does washing with soap and water kill sperm on hands?

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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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Okay so I gave my boyfriend a hand job and he pre cumed then rinsed hishands in a cup of water cause the pre cum got on his hands .after he rinsed he ffingered me. Some got on my hand but I left it on for like 45 minuted and wiped myself after I peed and my hand tore through the napkin. Can I still get pregnant ?

July 31, 2014 - 7:27am
EmpowHER Guest

Hello! My boyfriend came inside me while im on my second day period. But i immediately washed my vagina. Can i still got pregnant?

July 5, 2014 - 11:20am
EmpowHER Guest

Me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex but he said he pulled it out before he bust and two days after I got my period & ever since that he fingers me cause he think if he fingers me then my sperm will bot be able to connect with his can I still be pregnant ??

July 2, 2014 - 1:06am
EmpowHER Guest

Me and my girlfriend had sex yesterday and I came in her by mistake and how can I stop her from getting pregnant even if we had sex yesterday

July 1, 2014 - 7:15am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Your girlfriend needs to take emergency contraceptive (over 90% effective) straight away. She can get it at any pharmacy, no prescription required! 


July 1, 2014 - 10:05am
EmpowHER Guest

So in don't take birth control and my boyfriend didn't pull out in time what can I do to prevent getting pregnant, I heard taking a hot bath kills the sperm is that true??

June 24, 2014 - 9:12am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

That is not true at all. 

You need to take emergency contraception - you do not need a prescription for this. You can purchase this at any pharmacy. The sooner you take it the better, and it must be done within 5 days of sex but much sooner is much better! 


June 24, 2014 - 10:56am
EmpowHER Guest

say you gave oral sex and you got cum on your hand then washed it off with water and after 5 minutes stuck your finingers inside your vagina, could you get pregnant?

June 17, 2014 - 8:50pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

No risk of pregnancy here.


June 23, 2014 - 10:38am
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

Thank you so much!!

June 23, 2014 - 7:42pm
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