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My risk of pregnancy.

By August 24, 2015 - 8:44am
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hi i come from a very fertile family and i'm just wondering my risk of pregnancy in the following situation. I tried looking through some of the comments but none seem to match my situation. I've read on so many of your comments that sperm simply cannot go through clothing so we wont go there. However, what if my dress was made out of lycra type material which is quite stretchy and thin? There was a case i read on here which VERY similar to mine but the lady did not say what her garment material was made out of!

Like the other person, i was sexually assaulted. However, there was no penetration. Only 'dry humping' over my clothing. I am still experiencing nightmares and anxiety to go out alone but i also have a developed paranoia of pregnancy. I do not wish to go into details about the event but do i oppose the risk of pregnancy if: He was wearing his work trousers (do not know what material and whether he had undergarments on) + I was wearing my long lycra type dress, cotton leggings which were wet (either from urine due to the shock/my vaginal fluid) and had not knickers on. I do not know if he ejaculated but i'm thinking of the worse case scenario where he did ejaculate and it soaked through his trousers, my lycra dress (which i read is like a filter and sperm can easily sweep through) AND my leggings which were damp. Of course, i have no idea whether i was ovulating at the time.

I have some pregnancy symptoms which i don't know if its down to my paranoia or if they're very real. I have kinda sore breasts, occasional nausea, urinating like crazy and my body from the inside (bowels) just feel really heated up (along with my breasts). I really don't know what to do. I have taken a crazy amount of home pregnancy tests and blood tests just to ease my paranoia but i don't know whether i can trust them. Please can you answer with your own expertise and may i ask what is your educational qualification in the topic? I'm only asking because then i can rely on the answer and get further assistance if needed. I've been really stressed out due to this...

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also can hormonal imbalances give you false negatives /positives?

August 24, 2015 - 12:35pm
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Hello Imaan,

No. A pregnancy test, whether blood or urine, detects levels of hCG, which is a hormone that is produced only during pregnancy.


August 25, 2015 - 8:14am

Hello Imaan,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. I am so sorry to hear about your sexual attack. From what you have shared, there was no risk for becoming pregnant. You were both fully clothed.

Your emotional health is the concern. Anxiety and stress caused by such an attack can cause physiologic symptoms, such as increased need to urinate, irritable bowels as well as sleep disturbances and inability to concentrate.

Imaan, please seek professional counseling to help you overcome and cope with any post traumatic stress symptoms. Speaking with a psychologist or therapist, who is trained in the area of sexual assault, can be very beneficial.


August 24, 2015 - 9:04am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Even if my garment was made out of lycra type material and if i had no underwear on at the time? i do not know if he had undergarments on so i'm just stating the worse case scenario that he never but his trousers remained on.

I am so grateful for your reply.
I agree i do need major psychological help. I plan to go victim support but first i need to find the courage to get back up and find myself.

August 24, 2015 - 9:30am
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