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A 18-year-old male asked:

Can semen on toilet seat exposed to air for bout a minute impregnate a woman? what if a drop got splashed on to the exterior vagina? would the sperm have lost motility? trouble with horrible ocd. help

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Dr. Richard Maffezzoli
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Most unlikely: Sperm are short lived outside the body cavity and the chance of finding their way up to vagina are slim.
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Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 25 years experience
Unlikely: Highly unlikely but not impossible. I'd simply use a different toilet. What possible living situation/scenario are you in where this could be a real possibility of pregnancy? As far as semen directly splashing on the exterior vagina, yes, it is possible to get pregnant that way. But chance of success is lessened the further away from the vagina you go. If ocd is prompting the ?, get treatment.
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Last updated Feb 2, 2020

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