if a man ejaculates in a swimming pool can a woman get pregnant from just swimming in the pool?
No. It’s not possible for a woman to become pregnant if there is ejaculate (“cum”) or pre-ejaculate (“pre-cum”) in the water of a pool or bathtub. Sperm survive well in moist, warm places that are around body temperature. Pools are too cold, have too much chlorine, and too much water for sperm to survive. So people don’t have to worry about ejaculate in pools, bathtubs, or jacuzzis. However, pregnancy is possible if ejaculate or pre-ejaculate comes into direct contact with a woman’s vulva during sex play — in the water or on dry land.
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