Heather Corinna replies:
Assuming you are a woman, (and if you are not please ask one to answer this) what did you do when you were a teen to avoid getting pregnant after giving a handjob or giving oral? What steps did you take?
I wash my hands a lot before using the restroom since I know I’ll be wiping myself down there and I don’t want there to be any sperm on the toilet paper or I don’t want to accidentally touch my vagina while I’m down there.
But the thing is that when I washed them I realized that there could be sperm still living on the soap or living in the water on the container that holds the soap (forgot what it was called) or on the towel if I didn’t get them all off the last time I washed them if I washed my hands just a little while ago due to the same reason.
In other words, since it sounds like you’re asking for a personal answer here, and I am someone who could have become pregnant, and am someone who engaged in those sexual activities when I was a teen, the answer is that I didn’t do anything per preventing pregnancy and those activities.
That’s because I didn’t have to.
Neither do you.
That’s because those activities aren’t ways a person can become pregnant.
The things that you’re worrying about — sperm living on the soap you wash your hands with, becoming pregnant via toileting — just aren’t things you need to worry about. Really.
Take a big, big breath. Let it out slow. Let sweet relief wash over you. Repeat as needed.