Help!!!! Freak out

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Help!!!! Freak out

Unread postby Jessmichelle02 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:24 pm

I’m currently freaking out. This whole story will sound crazy but please help me. Two weeks ago I had a dry humping situation with my boyfriend. He was wearing boxers and jeans while I wore underwear and thin leggings. On the outside of my pants was clear sticky moisture but he says it wasn’t him, that it was from where I was wet. I’m 17 years old and have extreme anxiety and this isn’t the first time I’ve had this scare. I’m worried I could be pregnant. According to my flo app, my period should be tomorrow if not the weekend. I’m having pregnancy symptoms and I’m REALLY terrified. I can’t stop thinking about it. My friends tell me it’s impossible but I would love to hear your opinion. I also googled stuff and there are articles that say pre or semen can soak through clothes. All that makes my paranoia worse. Please please please help.

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Re: Help!!!! Freak out

Unread postby Siân » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:35 am

We will not answer ANY questions about pregnancy fear or anxiety in our direct services from users who are not pregnant or who are not or have not otherwise been directly involved with an actual pregnancy.

Please do not post this kind of question. If you are seeing this text, and your thread is locked, it is because you have posted this kind of question.

We CAN and WILL talk about things like:
• choosing and using a method or methods of contraception for any future sexual activity
• creating your own sexual limits and boundaries based on your needs and/or presenting them to any partners
• making sexual choices that suit your own needs, abilities and limitations, including your own readiness for certain possible risks
• help locating or using emergency contraception if and when you have had a pregnancy risk
• discussing options with a real, existing pregnancy, and help finding and accessing those options, such as abortion services and pre-natal care, or discussing feelings or concerns about a past pregnancy
• help with anxiety like locating mental health services, sound self-help or asking for support from friends or family

For help dealing with a scare (including what poses a risk and your next steps based on your unique situation), you may use our tool on site built for this purpose: The Pregnancy Panic Companion.
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