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Do you think there is a high chance of pregnancy?

By Anonymous July 5, 2017 - 12:19pm
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My husband and I had intercourse twice, one right after the other right around the time I would've been fertile. We did use a condom both times, but what I am worried about (I don't know if it actually happened) but what if he had gotten a tiny bit of semen on his hand before putting the next condom on and transferred said semen to that condom. Could I get pregnant from that? Time in between taking off and putting on the new one was about 5 mins. Could that be enough time for sperm to dry? In your opinion, what are the chances of pregnancy in this situation?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER.

You are asking me to give a guess to the chances for becoming pregnant, when your husband, who were there, knows if he had any semen on his fingers when he put on the second condom.

I can tell you semen would not have dried in five minutes. Sperm can live outside the body for about 20 minutes. You would have been at risk if there was wet semen on the outside of the condom.


July 5, 2017 - 12:49pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I did ask him if he had gotten any semen on his hand before putting on the next condom and of course he said no, not because there was none, but because if he was to say yes, I would have freaked. So there was no point in asking to begin with. I'm sure he would've had to have wiped off anything on his hand before attempting to rip open the second condom wrapper. Would wiping be enough to ensure no pregnancy could occur (if there was no semen to be seen with the naked eye after wiping) or would you need to wash it off with soap and water. Im sorry if I'm coming off as ignorant, but I suffer from anxiety very very badly and when it comes to health concerns, I need answers asap or my mind will take over.

July 5, 2017 - 1:28pm
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