Posted on Tue, 4 Feb 2014
Question: Hello, can sperm from precum transfer from 1 surface to another when the 2 surfaces come in contact? I may have gotten a little precum on a blanket and within 5 min a female used that blanket. I am afraid if the area where the precum was gets in contact with her vaginal region, then the sperm can travel through her clothes and into her vagina. She was wearing atleast one layer of clothing(shorts). I know that the fluid, if any, will get absorbed into her shorts, but can the sperm then travel on their own through the vaginal canal without fluid? I understand that this may sound like a hypothetical scenario, but I am worried about it.
Follow up: Dr. Mahesh Koregol (24 hours later)
Thank you for the response. My concern is that I had thought that sperm are alive as long as the fluid (precum or semen) is wet. When the fluid gets absorbed by clothes, the clothes still remain a little wet for sometime, 1-2 min depending on the amount of fluid. So would this fluid not contain live sperm?
Another concern was that the sperm are now trapped in the clothes fabric but can they still be able to pass through and make their way from the clothes fabric to the vulva
and then to and into the vaginal opening on their own?