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Questions about sex?

It’s easy to be confused about sex. There are so many mixed messages and myths surrounding sex, it can be hard to know what’s true and what’s not. Before you decide to have sex, it’s important that you know the facts.

Here are some important facts about contraception, pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and having sex.

Is having too much sex bad for you?

Nope! But remember: it’s not a competition to see how many times you can have sex. Sex is about being intimate with someone you care about. If this isn’t your plan, then you might need to think about what sex means for you.

Is it possible that his penis won’t fit inside me?

The vagina is a muscle that can expand and contract. Under tension, it tightens and might need to be relaxed. The vagina can fit comfortably around the penis whatever its size. Just take your time, try to relax and use extra lubricant if you think it might help.

When I go to the bathroom after sex, my vagina stings. Is there something wrong with me?

Probably not. Sometimes the thrusting motion during sex can rub the outer lips of the vaginal area, making it sensitive when you are urinating. In some cases, burning when you go to the bathroom can indicate a bladder infection or urinary tract infection, so it’s important to have a check-up with a doctor if you’re concerned.

Does sex hurt?

Sometimes sex does feel uncomfortable. It could mean you don’t have enough lubrication or you need to try a different position. It could also mean your partner is going too fast, using too much pressure, or that you’re nervous. It could be a combination of all of these. If you’re hurting, stop and talk to your partner. Try some more lubrication, a different position or ask your partner to go slower. If that doesn’t help, then stop. Sex shouldn’t be painful. It’s important to talk to your partner about these issues and work out ways to make sex more comfortable. If you find that sex still hurts , you might want to go to your doctor to see if he/she can see if there is a medical reason for your pain.

Got any more questions, or stories about sex? Share them in the forums here, or register to post.

Contraception

Will a condom protect me from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?

A condom will protect you from some STDs, but not all of them. There are some STDs that can be transmitted by skin–to-skin contact, like genital warts, HPV and genital herpes and a condom will not provide 100% protection against these. Check out the Intro to STDs fact sheet for more information.

I’ve heard that condoms don’t work, or fail too often to be worth using. Is this true?

While not having sex is the only foolproof way to avoid pregnancy, condoms are a safe bet and using a condom is much, much better than using nothing at all. It’s also important that a condom be placed on the penis properly to decrease the chance of breaking.

Can a condom get lost inside you?

If a condom comes off during sex, it won’t get lost inside, but sometimes it can be difficult to get out. It’s also important to make sure that after a guy has ejaculated, someone holds the base of the condom as he withdraws his penis; otherwise there is a chance the condom might fall off and spill semen into the vagina.

If a condom breaks during sex, can you avoid being pregnant by washing your vagina?

No. After sex, sperm have already entered the uterus (they’re fast swimmers), and washing the vagina won’t help. If you’ve had unprotected sex, a better solution might be to find out about emergency contraception. Emergency contraception is not hard to get, but you will need to contact a doctor, hospital, health clinic or sexual health center like Planned Parenthood, especially if you are under 18. While talking to one of these providers, you should also talk to them about taking a test for any STDs just in case you might have caught one.

If I’m on a birth control pill and I take a pregnancy test, will the results work properly?

A pregnancy test measures a hormone that is produced when conception occurs. This is a different hormone than the ones in the pill, so the pill won’t affect a pregnancy test.

If I’m on the pill and a guy ejaculates inside me, does that mean I won’t get pregnant?

The pill, if taken correctly, will prevent pregnancy but it won’t protect you from STDs. Also, be aware that if you’ve been vomiting, taking certain medications, or you’ve skipped taking the pill for a day, there is a chance the pill won’t protect you from getting pregnant.

Is there such a thing as a woman’s condom?

Yes, but female condoms aren’t as readily available as men’s condoms. You might be able to find some at your local drug store, health center or Planned Parenthood clinic.

Find out more about different methods of contraception and sign up for free reminders at Bedsider.org.

Getting pregnant

If you have sex during your period, does that mean that you can’t get pregnant?

No. If you have a short period cycle, you’ll start ovulating by the end of your period. Combine that with the fact that sperm can survive for up to five or six days after sex, and you’ve got a recipe for pregnancy.

If I had unprotected sex but got my period since, does that mean I can’t be pregnant?

There have been cases where women continue to have their periods during their whole pregnancy. The only way to find out for sure is to have a urine or blood pregnancy test. You can buy a pregnancy test kit at a local drug store but it is always a good idea to have a doctor or nurse give you a test if you think you might be pregnant.

Is it true that a woman can get pregnant from swallowing sperm?

No. Sperm are mighty little swimmers, but if you swallow a guy’s semen, it can only go as far as the stomach where stomach acid will kill them. Even if the sperm did survive, there’s no way they can travel to the fallopian tubes or uterus from the stomach.

Is it true that a woman can only get pregnant during sexual intercourse?

No. It’s possible to get pregnant if a man ejaculates on or near the opening to the vagina because the sperm can enter the vagina and swim up the fallopian tubes where they can fertilize an egg.

Do I have to wait until I skip a period to tell if I’m pregnant?

You can tell if you’re pregnant as soon as 10 days after you’ve had sex by taking either a urine or blood pregnancy test.

If a guy withdraws before ejaculating, does that mean I won’t get pregnant?

Even if a guy doesn’t ejaculate inside you, there is a possibility that semen might dribble from the end of his penis into your vagina during sex and result in pregnancy. It is also possible for semen on the outside of the vagina to work its way inside a woman’s vagina as long as the sperm is fluid.

Can you get an abortion without telling your parents?

It depends on the laws of the state in which you live, or where you’re planning to get an abortion. Before you make any decisions regarding abortion, make sure you check out your local laws, or speak to a counselor or doctor.

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

How can you tell if a person has an STD?

A lot of STDs are asymptomatic, which means they don’t show any signs. You probably won’t be able to tell if a person has an STD just by looking at him or her. Sometimes people might not even know they are carrying an STD. The only way to be 100% sure is to have an STD screening and to keep the lines of communication open with your sexual partner. Before having sex,  ask that person if he or she has been tested. Never assume anything.

Can love protect me from getting an STD?

No matter how much people love each other, there’s no guarantee against contracting an STD or getting pregnant. Don’t fall into the “it’ll never happen to me” type of thinking, either. Using condoms and being knowledgeable about STDs are your best protection.

If I’m on the pill, does that mean I won’t get an STD?

No. The pill will only protect you from pregnancy, not STDs.

If I get an STD, does that mean I’m dirty?

No. Getting an STD is just like getting a cold. You’ll go to the doctor, find out what treatments are available and maybe most important of all, give yourself piece of mind. Remember that sex is a natural part of human expression, and sometimes these things happen.

If you’re thinking about having sex for the first time, you might also want to check out the Thinking about having sex fact sheet for more information.

The following sources provided information for this fact sheet:

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Avert.org

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    expelliyamus

    i had oral sex with my girlfriend on 29 june and i did not done any vaginal sex and all. So in the month of July she get her period but in the month of August she did not get her period. What does it mean. She is pregnant or what

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      ReachOut

      We aren’t medical professionals, but it seems like the chances are really low that your girlfriend could be pregnant from oral sex. If she continues missing periods, she should probably see a doctor.  If there’s been other kinds of sexual activity, you can get a pregnancy test at a drugstore, or a place like Target or Walmart.

      Stay safe!
      —The ReachOut Crew

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    Mikey_Blu

    Okay, so about a month and a half ago, me and my girlfriend were having some fun while her parents were out.. no I’m not talking about going all the way… but foreplay… and i recently had gotten news that she had actually missed her december period… I’m starting to worry as she is getting extremely sick and gaining weight please help!

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      ReachOut

      Hey there Mikey_Blu. The only way for your girlfriend to know for sure if she’s pregnant is to be tested. She can buy a home pregnancy kit at any drugstore, but since she’s getting sick, it may be best to go see a doctor or visit the local Planned Parenthood clinic. Best of luck!

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    uknown1234

    had unprotected sex couple weeks ago 3 times in the night then went to doctor next morning and got the morning after pill. over the past couple of weeks have had sex 4 times with a condom and my period is supposed to be next week. I am very scared i might be pregnant? please help

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      ReachOut

      Hey there unknown1234. If you’ve been using a condom properly, the risk of pregnancy is very low. However, the only way to know for sure is to be tested. You might want to wait to see if you get your period. If you don’t, then you could do a home pregnancy test or visit your doctor or local Planned Parenthood clinic. Best of luck!

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    panda1711

    my first question is, will my period be delayed after i had safe sex?
    second question is, i had sex with my bf yesterday and every time we finish having sex he always checks if the condom leaked or if something was out , and well nothing. but while we were having sex i saw something white and we stopped immediately and he checked and he said it wasn’t him, it was me that burst. the condom was on rigght and nothing was on the condom. but im still knda concerned.
    last question is, i keep having the urges to pee but when i go its just a little drop, and i feel some liquid come out of my vagina everytime i walk, sit, some gooey type of thing, and it makes my underwear wet. what exactly is this?

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      ReachOut

      Hey there panda1711. You’ve got a lot of great questions there. It’s natural for women to have some vaginal discharge so what you’re seeing may be nothing out of the ordinary and your period shouldn’t be delayed in general after sex. However, We’re not medical experts so we encourage you to talk a doctor about these or visit your local Planned Parenthood center.

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    Lynn14

    So I had sex a couple days ago. I just finished my period two days before then. We didn’t use any protection and he didn’t pull out. I know it has only been a couple days, but is it possible that I can be pregnant? I am also on no Birth Control at all.. I would be starting birth control soon, but now I think I should wait.

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      ReachOut

      Any time you have unprotected sex, there is a chance of pregnancy or disease happening. You can pick up a home pregnancy test at any drug store, large retail store (such as Target or Walmart), or even the dollar stores. For the future, getting on some form of birth control is smart, but you’ll also want to insist that your partner use a condom, to protect you from disease. It’s always best to plan ahead!

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    lamooo

    umm i got it but she had minsuration 3 or 4 days ago .. soo i should be in tens or wat?

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      ReachOut

      It’s best to always use a condom for sexual activity.  If you’re still concerned that your girlfriend could be pregnant, the best way to know is to be tested.  You could either visit a doctor or clinic, or purchase a home test.  Good luck to you both!

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    lamooo

    hey today i have sex.. i think but m sure low amount of sperm had gone into her vagina.. tell me what will happen if low amount of sperm goes into vagina? plz tell me

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      ReachOut

      It only takes one healthy sperm to fertilize an egg. The only way to be sure if your partner is pregnant is to be tested. She can buy a home pregnancy test at any drugstore or visit her doctor or Planned Parenthood center. Best of luck!

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    secret

    Hi, my question is that can a girl get pregnant from precum? My situation is that I haven’t had sexual intercourse for about 3 years. Recently, I had sex with my boyfriend but he never came because I told him that it hurts me since its been awhile, so he never went fully in but just barely. He didn’t use a condom for the first few minutes but after he put a condom on. The next morning we did it again and this time it still hurted me after giving a few more tries, again without the condom. The intercourse probably lasted about 10 mins. Because he didn’t cum the night before and the morning after, is there a possibility of precum? And will that affect me in anyway?

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      ReachOut

      Yes, pre-ejaculate does contain sperm so pregnancy is possible. The only way to be sure if you are pregnant is to be tested. You can buy a home pregnancy test at any drugstore or visit a doctor or Planned Parenthood center. Best of luck!

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    AnonymousZM

    Hi.
    I am 20 and I’ve never had regular periods in my entire life. I am a virgin probably, 3 months ago my boyfriend tried to insert his penis inside my vagina, using condom, but it did not go in. As far as I think, it was because hymen was intact. Still, to avoid any risks, I took the emergency pill. I didn’t have periods for the past 6 months before this event, but after taking the pill (which was hormonal), I think a month after that I had my periods, somewhat the periods started to happen frequently, like every 2-3 weeks I started to have periods. But for like past 2-3 weeks, I have noticed bleeding from vagina, the first week I thought I was having periods but the quantity of blood was really small, also it was brownish-red. Then after a week the bleeding got heavy, I thought the periods had just started, I ignored the previous bleeding. Then when the bleeding was almost stopping my boyfriend again tried to insert his penis, but this time without protection. It was almost the last day of my periods, I was experiencing a brownish discharge. He couldn’t insert again, although he tried 3-4 times, he thought it would hurt me. But my guess is it did slightly enter vagina, but wasn’t able to break hymen as it couldn’t go inside. After that day the brown discharge from vagina didn’t stop. Infact it increased so much that it soaked my pad completely today, I am worried now, because it’s been 3 weeks that I’m bleeding. Also, my boyfriend inserted finger several times, which did hurt a little, what do you think is the possible cause of this irregularity and disturbance that I’m facing? Could I be pregnant? As the penis didn’t go inside me, but right after trying and failing to insert, he ejaculated right on my stomach, like he was trying to push his penis inside me, but he couldn’t so he took it out (because he knew he was about to ejaculate), right after he took out his penis, he ejaculated on my stomach.

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      ReachOut

      Hey friend,

      It really sounds like you should see a doctor about the unusual bleeding/discharge. Taking emergency contraception can cause some of that, but it seems like it’s gone on for a while now.  It also sounds like you and your boyfriend are going to be engaging in sexual activity, so it’s time to get set up with some birth control.  Make sure he always uses a condom as well—you have to think about disease, as well as pregnancy. Any time there is penetration (even a little), you run the risk of his fluids causing pregnancy, even before he ejaculates.

      Stay safe!
      —The ReachOut Crew

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    potatoeman

    so I have a question. around a month ago, my cousin told me he masturbated early in the morning. then he ejaculated and some semen got on his hands. he wiped it off. then he went to sleep. around an hour later, he got woken up by his sister. she asked him to button up her jackets wrist buttons, (it was a jean jacket that had those buttons to connect the wrist sleeve) so he did it. he said his hands were a little warm since they were under his blanket while he slept, but they had no liquid on them. then after he washed his hands and then offered to “polish” her wrist buttons. so he took the bottom of his shirt and rubbed the each wrist button with it a few times. then his sister went off to school. so the question is, could she get pregnant from touching the wrist buttons? he has been really worried and paranoid and acting up and stuff. I don’t think so, but he wants to know

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      ReachOut

      What you describe is really unlikely to cause pregnancy.  Sperm don’t live for very long when exposed to air, and even so, they’d have to be transferred from the buttons to inside the girl’s vagina. Your friend can probably relax.  grin

      —The ReachOut Crew

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    Judoka1

    Hi I’m 16 this is very urgent I’m very nervous I have had sex with my girlfriend for like the sixth time and I did wear a condom and I did NOT finish inside I pulled out she finished me off and I’m almost positive there was nothing on my fingers when I FIngered her but she missed her period this month so I’m nervous . Should I be nervous????

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      Canadiangirl

      I’m really concern that I could possibly be pregnant. My boyfriend came on my stomach and I took a shower probably 15 minutes later! That was on October 15th

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        ReachOut

        If the semen stayed on your stomach, and that was the only sexual contact you had, that would not cause pregnancy.  But if your boyfriend entered you at any time, even though he didn’t ejaculate inside of you, that’s different.  Fluids leak from the guy’s penis during sexual excitement, and can cause pregnancy.  That’s one reason why it’s important to always use a condom.

        If you continue to be concerned about pregnancy, you should contact your doctor, another medical professional, or a local family planning clinic.  You can also get a home pregnancy test at most drugstores, retail stores like Target or Walmart, or even the dollar store.

        We’re thinking of you!
        —The ReachOut Crew

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      ReachOut

      Hi Judoka1. Sperm doesn’t live very long outside the body so it’s unlikely she’d get pregnant from this experience. Nevertheless, the only way to know for sure is to be tested. She can buy a home pregnancy test at any local drugstore or visit a doctor or local Planned Parenthood center.

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    kkk17

    i am 16 yrs old girl. i had not got my periods form august 2013. but i didnt had sex at that time when i missed it in august.also had sex 2 times with protection in september and october and in this month i had sex with my boyfriend only once (he used condom and didnt broke) and still today its almost 3 months i hadn’t got my periods i m worried am i pregnant?? pls help

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      ReachOut

      There are other reasons why you might miss a period. It would be best if you would see a doctor for a check up. In the meantime, you could take a home pregnancy test, just to ease your mind about that. They’re available at any drugstore or retail store (like Walmart or Target).  Keep being safe!

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    floridagirl1996

    So two days after i had finished my period, my boyfriend was rubbing his penis on my area and then we had just had quick sex for not even a minute then put a condom on. he didn’t end up ejaculating and then we took a shower and we did the same thing but he only put it in then took it out. its been almost a week and i have noticed that i have gotten a UTI. could this mean anything? should i take the emergency contraceptive pill, will it effect me if i am only taking it to be safe? i do not know when people are most likely to get pregnant but i really do need some help! thank you

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      ReachOut

      Hi floridagirl1996. If both the guy and girl are healthy, and if she’s ovulating, there’s about a 20% chance of getting pregnant. Keep in mind that he doesn’t have to ejaculate; pre-ejaculate contains sperm as well. UTIs are common for women and having one does not suggest you may be pregnant. The only way to know for sure is to be tested. You can buy a home pregnancy test at your local drugstore or visit your doctor or local Planned Parenthood center.

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    Delta412

    Hey i have an emergency question that needs answered right away. I recently had sex with my girlfriend with birth control and ejaculated inside her. The next day i ended up fingering her and her friend, but her friend doesnt have birth control. Can her friend get pregnant from my finger going inside my girlfriends vagina and into hers?

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      ReachOut

      We’re not medical professionals, but it’s very unlikely that pregnancy could happen in the conditions that you described.  And remember, even if your partner is using birth control, it’s still best to use a condom every time you have sex.  It’s a back-up plan for preventing pregnancy, it prevents the spread of diseases, and it would have kept your situation from being an issue!  grin

      Stay safe,
      The ReachOut Crew

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    Bribri09

    Hi, so my boyfriend and I were in the shower together until he ejaculated on me, on my upper body and by my stomach. I was wondering since I rinsed it off with a lot soap right away, would I get pregnant even if I rinsed it? Like when I rinsed (standing) would it still have been able to get inside me? Am I going to get pregnant?

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      ReachOut

      Hi Bribri09. Sperm doesn’t survive very long outside the body and it’s unlikely you’ll get pregnant after an encounter like this. Still, we recommend you keep an eye on your body. Pay attention to your menstrual cycle and how you feel in case you miss a period or experience other symptoms. The only way to know for sure if you are pregnant is to be tested. You can buy a pregnancy test at the local drugstore, see your doctor, or visit you local Planned Parenthood.

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    Angel1

    Hi so on Friday at 1 pm I had sex with my boyfriend for the very first time. We are both virgins and it was an amazing experience until the condom broke. So he pulled out and I finished him off using my hands. After we went into the shower and then we ended up having unprotected sex in there. He told me that he did not at any time ejaculate in me because he pulled just as the feeling of becoming close came to his mind. But now I’m freaking out of my mind because I cannot get pregnant. I went to my pharmacy to buy the morning after pill and they refused to sell it to me because I am under the age of 18. I can’t go to the doctor or tell my parents about this because they’ll kill me. Could you please be able to tell me what Morning after pill i could purchase over the counter here in Australia. By the way I am 16 in 1 month. Please help ASAP!
    Ps. It had been 40 hours since I had sex with my boyfriend.

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      ReachOut

      Hey Friend,

      The pull-out method is never safe, because a guy has pre-ejaculate that he can’t control, or even feel.  It contains enough sperm to cause pregnancy, so you’re right to feel a bit concerned. 

      Why not look for a SHFP clinic near you?  Here’s a link with their locations:  http://www.shfpa.org.au/find-clinic  If none of them are manageable, perhaps you could try calling them for advice.  You might want to talk to them about being more prepared for future sexual encounters, as well.

      Take care of yourself!
      —The ReachOut Crew

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    Blazze009

    Me & my boyfriend have unprotected sex but before he “gets off” he puts on a condom. Is that safe? Like would i end up pregnant if we keep doing that? Plus, i just started birth control but I’m talking about up until it kicks in, would it be safe to do that?

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      ReachOut

      Hi Blazze009. Yes, pre-ejaculation fluid may contain sperm, which means a woman can get pregnant. To help avoid pregnancy until your birth control pill kicks in, it’s recommended that your boyfriend use a condom the whole time.

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    M4

    I missed 2 birth control pills and took them all and caught up! Took 2 in one day and 2 today including the current day. I got my period because of missing a pill. Will my period go away now? AND me and my boyfriend ejaculated on my underwear (thong) and went on the outside of my vagina. Could I be pregnant? I quickly rinsed it all off with soap and everything! Please help!

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      ReachOut

      Hi M4. We recommend that you visit your doctor or local Planned Parenthood office to learn more about the specifics of the pill you’re on and how it will affect your period. If you got your period, it’s highly unlikely, though not entirely impossible, that you’d be pregnant. The only way to know for sure if you are pregnant is to be tested. You can buy a pregnancy test at the local drugstore, see your doctor, or visit you local Planned Parenthood. You can find more information here: http://us.reachout.com/facts/factsheet/i-think-im-pregnant Best of luck!

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    Deajmk11

    Hi Me and boyfriend haven’t had sex yet, but we have done some things he ejaculated on me and whipped it off he the whipped off down there, thing is im on the pill but i forgot to take it a day before hand but made sure i took it the next morning, will i get pregnant because he whipped off his sperm off me and the used the same thing to whip off in my down stairs region???

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      ReachOut

      Hi there Deajmk11. Sperm doesn’t survive very long outside the body and it’s unlikely, though not impossible, to get pregnant after an encounter like this. The only way to know for sure if you are pregnant is to be tested. You can buy a pregnancy test at the local drugstore, see your doctor, or visit you local Planned Parenthood. You can find more information here: http://us.reachout.com/facts/factsheet/i-think-im-pregnant Best .of luck!

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    aye_samantha1

    I believe my boyfriend cum inside of me, what can I do to kill the sperm??

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      ReachOut

      There are a lot of “old wives tales” and myths about ways to kill sperm after the fact, but the only real way is to use emergency contraceptives.  You probably want to contact your doctor, a nurse, or other health care provider for advice, as soon as possible.  You’ll want advice about this situation, and advice about ways to be safer next time.  We wish you the best!
      —The ReachOut Crew

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    dion tan

    Hi there, i know this a girl’s topic , but although im a male , i have some worries. Me and my gf had sex 2 days ago, she was not on pill but im wearing condom all the time. We had sex quite long until i noticed my condom was actually broken. We dint continue after that. the problem is i dont know when was the condom broken and im afraid this could lead her to pregnancy. What is the percentage of her getting pregnant ?? Her period last month was on 12 sept and she supposed to have her period on 10 oct based on calculation. Since we had sex on the 5th oct ( which is not her most fertile period ), what are the chances of her getting pregnant ?? Any way to make my worries relieve ? help thx ...

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      ReachOut

      Hi there dion. The only way to know for sure if your girlfriend pregnant is to be tested. She can buy a pregnancy test at the local drugstore, but going to a doctor is better, or she could visit her local Planned Parenthood. You can find more information here: http://us.reachout.com/facts/factsheet/i-think-im-pregnant

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    Kattrina

    Well 12-13 weeks ago or maybe longer my boyfriend almost came inside me but he pulled it out before he did. The past two months I have been experiencing a lot of stomach pains, and have been feeling really tired. Could this mean I am pregnant?

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      ReachOut

      Hi Kattrina. The only way to know for sure if you are pregant is to be tested. You can buy a pregnancy test at the local drugstore, but going to a doctor is better especially since you are experiencing pain. If you feel like you can’t talk to your parents or doctor, you might consider going to your local Planned Parenthood. You can find more information here: http://us.reachout.com/facts/factsheet/i-think-im-pregnant Also, please remember that the pull-out method does not protect you against STDs. If you’re going to be having sex, please consider always keeping condoms handy. Here’s some more information on safe sex and STD’s: http://us.reachout.com/facts/romance-sexuality-and-pregnancy/safe-sex-and-stds

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