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A 28-year-old male asked:

Can sperms or precum can pass through single layer of cloth (e,g underwear) and can make women pregnant ? what are the possibilities for pregnancy?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No: Sperm does not travel through clothes
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A member asked:
Pregnancy is not possible if both partners have pants on as sperms cant pass through two pants & two underwears. Is this completely correct?
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Last updated Mar 5, 2021

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