Woman masturbates alone — Pregnant?

Dear Alice,

I was just wondering....... You can't get pregnant from masturbation right? I did it once today, but I know you need a guy to get pregnant, but it is worrying me.

Dear Reader,

You're right — you need sperm to get pregnant. Unless your vagina comes into contact with semen during masturbation, you will not become pregnant by going solo. So the next time you masturbate, enjoy some self sexual satisfaction and abandon those worries with a healthy dose of sexual release, pleasure, and/or orgasm.

Whew — what a relief, huh?

Last updated May 14, 2014
Originally published Feb 14, 1997

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