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Can semen pass through clothes?

03/27/2006

Question:

I was wondering how likely it would be for someone to get pregnant if one or both of the people were wearing just underwear and the male ejaculated? Can the sperm go through the clothes or swim up to the vagina if it gets on your thigh even if the thigh is dry? Thanks so much for your help.

Answer:

It is very unliklely for that to happen.

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Response by:

Arthur T Ollendorff, MD Arthur T Ollendorff, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati