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A 20-year-old female asked:

He put his semen on my face then cleaned it with towel. my face was exposed to open air for 10 mins. i think its dry at that time. then i took a bath. is it possible to get pregnant from sperm debris running down from face to vagina?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Pregnancy is not possible in above circumstances. Contraception remains otherwise key in avoiding undesired pregnancy and associated anxiety, specifically when intercourse becomes possible.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
No. 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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