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Can I get pregnant if he didn't insert?

By Anonymous March 11, 2011 - 1:32am
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I was with a guy and he didn't penetrate, nor ejaculate. We kept our underwear/shorts on. I was reading that even doing this there is a chance of pregnancy because cotton underwear is porous and there still could have been an exchange of fluids. Is there a chance that I could get pregnant this way? Would it be advisable to take the morning after pill just as a precaution?

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Thanks for responding Christine. I read all of the articles that you suggested, very helpful at easing my mind. However, there is one thing that stands out to me in the articles. The problem of underwear slippage. In my case there was no ejaculation, but is pre-cum an issue? How long does the sperm in pre-cum survive once it is outside the body?

March 11, 2011 - 3:01pm
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unless your underwear was soaked with sperm/ejaculate, or some sperm somehow was able to enter your vagina (either via pre-cum or ejaculate), you can't get pregnant from dry sex. Sperm can only live minutes outside of the body from what I've read.

March 14, 2011 - 8:44am

Hi Anonymous,
You don't need to take the morning after pill for this sexual activity. You can't get pregnant through clothes, and especially without penetration and ejaculation.
For more information, please review these articles: Am I Pregnant after Dry Sex, Making Out with Clothes On?, Outercourse, Dry Humping, Dry Sex, and The Misconceptions of Sex.
Good luck and let us know how you're doing.

March 11, 2011 - 7:56am
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