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Can I get pregnant from dried semen?

By July 12, 2017 - 4:43pm
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My boyfriend and I enganged in unprotected sex recently, he came and that was that. We didn't bother to wash his area afterward although later on the day we had sex again unprotected but we just wiped his area with water but no soap. My question is even though we wiped ourselves down, is there a chance i could get pregnant? It was the day before i ovulated so i'm really scared.

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Hello Anon916,

Welcome to EmpowHER.

Sperm can live outside the body for about 20 minutes. Once semen has dried, sperm is dead. So you cannot become pregnant from dried semen and dead sperm.

Unprotected intercourse a day before you were to ovulate was risky if he ejaculated.


July 13, 2017 - 8:40am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Hello Maryann,
I was hoping if you could help.
Last week my boyfriend was over and my period came to an end. I gave him a handjob and a fluid came out. I am not sure if its precum or ejaculation. A few moments later, my hand was dry and I had gone to the toilet to clean myself up and I accidentally touched my vagina when removing my pad. I am really paranoid, is there any chance i could get pregnant? Waiting for your response! Thank you in advance.

July 14, 2017 - 7:34am
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