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Can hand sanitiser kill precum on hands?

By Anonymous June 11, 2019 - 12:44am
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My friend and I did not have any penetrative sex. I touched the precum on his penis and rubbed his penis for a while. After which I touched a couple of other surfaces e.g clothing, a shirt, the sofa, a bag etc. I went to use restroom 20 minutes later and touched my panties and vagina when I went to pee and clean myself. Prior to using the restroom, I used a hand sanitiser to clean my hands and my hands were pretty much dry after that. It wasn’t like soaking wet with cum. And I did not at any point penetrate myself with those fingers. Will the hand sanitiser be able to kill the precum on my hands? It was only 50% alcohol.

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HERWriter Guide

Hello Anon

Thank you for writing!

There is enough alcohol in hand sanitizer to kill anything on your hands. Women don't touch their vaginas when they go to the bathroom unless they want to. There is no need to touch their genital region at all - just clean with toilet paper.
There is no risk of pregnancy from what you have said.

June 11, 2019 - 4:15am
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Anonymous (reply to SusanC)

Thank you for the reply.

Just for future reference, if I did not use the hand sanitiser or wash my hands, will the sperm in the precum on my hands still be viable (20 mins later) to cause a pregnancy risk if I have touched a couple of other surfaces before touching my panties and wiping my vagina? I never did stick my fingers up my vagina in anyway.

June 11, 2019 - 9:45am
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Anonymous (reply to SusanC)

Thanks for the reply.

Can I ask even if I didn’t wash my hands or use the sanitiser, will the sperm in the precum on my hands be viable to cause a pregnancy risk even if that hand has touched multiple surfaces before I touched my panties and cleaned my vagina? I never in any way stick my fingers up my vagina.

June 11, 2019 - 9:41am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello again!

Pre-ejaculate itself does not contain any sperm. Sperm may be inside the urethra if a man ejaculated recently and did not urinate since. If he urinated since he last ejaculated, there is no sperm at all. Pregnancy is very uncommon from pre-ejaculate and the urethra would have to contain sperm at the same time.
A woman would also have to be ovulating and engage in unprotected intercourse with ejaculation.

So realistically no, pregnancy couldn't happen. Of course, accidents can happen. For hygiene purposes, washing hands straight after sexual encounters is a good idea, lest others touch surfaces after you.

June 11, 2019 - 2:45pm
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