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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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My girlfriend and I are virgins, I ejaculated away from her and then washed it off and wiped it off, I then came back to her. There was no penetration, only slight, only the penis touching the vagina. I'm worried that there is a chance of pregnancy, what if the water and towel isn't strong enough to get rid of the semen. Baring in mind this happened four days after her she was done with her period.

August 3, 2015 - 12:21pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

You can't have "slight" penetration and be a virgin. We can't say if proper washing removed everything - you should know that. You need to be more responsible about what you are doing, sexually.
Dob't focus on all the "what if's" or you'd be wondering about everything all day long!
Odds of pregnancy are nearly zero - that's as much as anyone can give you.

August 3, 2015 - 2:51pm
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So I performed oral sex on my partner and swallowed all of the ejaculate , washed my hands with soap and water , my boyfriend moved his penis then rinsed his hands , idk how long after he fingered me but is there any chance of pregnancy? I then gave oral sex again but I'm pretty sure I did not touch down there.

April 19, 2015 - 12:08pm
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today I had given a hand job to my boyfriend after he fingered me, andI washed my hands with water and then directly with soap and water quickly and wiped my hands with tissue. I don't remember if I've touched myself after that(99% sure not) but it just kind of worries me about being pregnant. we agreed to not do this again as it keeps me worried, even though it was fun. but it's just the unwanted tension I'd like to stay away from.I just need someone to ensure me about not being pregnant this way, even though I know I can't.

March 6, 2015 - 4:26pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

As you can read through this thread, there is no way for you to become pregnant. 



March 6, 2015 - 4:27pm
EmpowHER Guest

Me and my girlfriend are both virgins, i ejaculated on myself and then rinsed it off with cold water quickly and rubbed my self of with a towel quickly. I then went back to her and we started rubbing our private parts on each other naked, is there any chance of pregnancy in a situation like this?

February 18, 2015 - 1:15am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

There is no risk of pregnancy. Please read through the previous answers as your question is very similar .


February 18, 2015 - 7:04am
EmpowHER Guest

once semen touches water it is dead

February 18, 2015 - 1:12am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi. My gf were fooling around with our clothes all over the floor, i then touched my penis and have precum on my hands and im not sure whether it got wiped off somehow, but after touching it for less than 2minutes i started fingering her. Will she get pregnant? Please help

January 21, 2015 - 4:21am
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anonymous,

It is questionable if there is sperm in pre-ejaculate. There could be some left if you recently ejaculated. The risk for pregnancy in this case is very low to none. If your girlfriend is late in starting her next period by at least seven days, she should take a pregnancy test.


January 21, 2015 - 11:02am
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