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Can I get pregnant if I touched a tissue with sperm on it?

By Anonymous August 5, 2012 - 4:14pm
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I gave my boyfriend a hand job towards the end of my period, and we used tissues to clean up the ejaculate and lotion of my hands and his body. I left it on a table until he left, maybe 20-30 minutes later. I then threw out the tissues. I can't remember if I washed my hands or not before I checked my underwear for blood. I think I would've because they felt kinda gross, but It might not have been too good of a wash. There was some, and I cleaned myself up with toilet paper before putting a tampon in. My period is now 3, almost 4 days late and I'm freaking out. Could I be pregnant?

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  It's unlikely you will be pregnant from sperm in a tissue paper.  Semen outside the body dries very quickly and therefore sperm dies.  

Here are some resources for you

Sexual Health 101



August 6, 2012 - 8:44am
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