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A 17-year-old female asked:

Is pregnancy unlikely if sperm have to travel from the outside of the vagina - no penetration - hypothetically, if someone sat down semen and briefly made contact with their vulva but no lubrication? (worried, have ocd?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
The life span of sperm is very short if ejaculated outside of body. As you guessed, it is very unlikely even for live sperm to travel from outside of vaginal opening and impregnate a woman.
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