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Fear of Getting Pregnant

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I have had this fear for a long time. I’m afraid that if the water in the toilet splashes and my dad has recently went to the bathroom I will get his sperm in me. Or if I sit in the shower, what if my dad’s stuff is in there and will get up my hole. Can this happen? Thank you.

Fear of Getting Pregnant

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Tokophobia, the fear of getting pregnant, is a somewhat common fear woman may have. Here is some information from an article on some of the most common issues surrounding this fear.

However, the means through which you are concerned about getting pregnant are not feasible, which means the first order of business is for you to learn from your health and science teacher the mechanics of how pregnancy occurs — and the viability of sperm. This information alone should be helpful in dispelling your fears.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Fear of Getting Pregnant

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

APA Reference
Tomasulo, D. (2018). Fear of Getting Pregnant. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 19, 2019, from
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