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A 19-year-old female asked:

I got a little sperm on my finger and washed it off with tap water and dried it on a towel, a few moments later i went to the bathroom and wiped with toilet paper, if there was sperm still on my finger, can semen travel through the toilet paper?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No, semen cannot travel through toilet paper, there is no risk for pregnancy in above mentioned scenario.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 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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