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Could semen and sperm go through clothes?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Probably: Like ly to do no more than stain overlying clothes ; sperm would be unlikely to survive.
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A 22-year-old male asked:

Can sperm go through wet clothes?

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Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
Here are some ...: It's possible to slip through the micro-spaces between the fibers, but would be not viable enough to swim due to lacking nutritional support of semen for their living on. And the odd to conceive under such scenario should be almost zero. If worrying about pregnancy, do HPT soon after missing the regularly expected period and repeat it in 1 wk if the 1st is (-) and still in doubt. Ask Doc timely..
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Can sperm travel through clothes such as lace panties, slacks, and male briefs and impregnate you?
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Can sperm pass through denim jeans? or only semen is soaked through but sperm is filtered by denim jeans?
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Nothing is impossible. But sperms can rarely pass thru jeans. No jeans will not act as a filter
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Can sperm travel through fabric? Will it dry immediately if you wear underwear and the outside of your leggings are wet with semen?
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A 28-year-old female asked about a 20-year-old female:
Some drs say you can get pregnant through 3 layers of clothes others say no you can't. Which is true? Can sperm travel through at least 3 layers?
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
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I don't know: of any doctors who would say you can get pregnant through three layers of clothing. Relax. But get on some real birth control so you aren't driving ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
My bf and I were fooling around.Even if he was on top of my vagina, and I had thin shorts, and he had thin underwear and thin pajamas pants, how likely is it for sperm to go through, even if semen did? thanks so much for your kindness
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No: Pregnancy is not possible in above circumstances. Contraception remains otherwise key in avoiding undesired pregnancy and associated anxiety.
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