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A 23-year-old female asked:

If someone masturbate and touch any surface, do sperm transfer to that surface? if i touch a dry surface (that may have dry semen or sperm) and then insert my finger into my vagina , can i be pregnant by this? i'm really getting anxious?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Sperms are very sensitive to temperature, and pH. They essentially die off quite quickly in abnormal environments. Dried sperm on a non human surface will have no viable sperm.
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Pregnancy is not possible in above circumstances. Sperm is not viable on inanimate surfaces. Contraception remains otherwise key in avoiding undesired pregnancy and associated anxiety, specifically when intercourse becomes possible.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
While you are not at risk of pregnancy from this episode, your behavior is putting you at risk of pregnancy and STDS. Visit this site for guidance on safe sex: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/safer-sex-guidelines Get HPV vaccine Use contraceptive all the time, every time. Wish you good health!

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