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A 20-year-old male asked:

my girlfriend gave me a handjob and she got some semen on her hand when i ejaculated. she proceeded to wash her hands thoroughly with soap and warm water. about 5 minutes later she fingered herself. is there a chance of pregnancy?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No risk, no worry: People often make too much about indirect semen exposure, such as ejaculating near but not in the vagina, or exposure to semen by hand-genital contact. Pregnancy in these situations is extremely rare, and certainly there is no risk with hand-washing after contacting semen.

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