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bballbabe48
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I just had sex for the very first time, we used a condom, but i'm still super nervous, should i be??
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Bobolink
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If the condom was used properly for all sexual cotact, your risk is minimal.

A Simple Condom Primer

If you are freaking out about this, are you really ready to be having sex?

Read our little reality check:

Ready or Not? The Readiness Checklist

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DarkChild717
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bballbabe, please do not double post. You posted this question in Body and Soul, and 8 minutes later, this post. We answer all questions in due time, but we're not all here 24/7. Patience!

And welcome to Scarleteen.


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bballbabe48
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Yeah I know i wasn't really ready, but it's happened and I've made a mistake, that I will not make again, until im ready. But I'm really nervous that i may be pregnant, how do I know I'm not without taking a test? Or isn't there a way?


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KittenGoddess
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There are no reliable signs of pregnancy other than a positive test, missed periods, or giving birth. A test can be taken with reliable results at least 10 days after a pregnancy risk has occured.

As I said in the other post, if you correctly used the condom and it did not fail, there is a low chance that you would be pregnant (we cannot say that there is NO risk, because only abstainance is 100% safe). Your risk here is minimal though.

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bballbabe48
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Yeah, I understand that but what if i don't really want to get my parents involved how can i do that with taking a test?

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KittenGoddess
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Pregnancy tests can be purchased at most drug stores, supermarkets, and chain retailers. They usually cost between $9-$18 dollars, depending on which brand you choose and how many tests are in each of the boxes.

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JamsessionVT
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bballbabe, I am going to close this thread because it is a double post. You may refer to it, but please continue this on the other thread in Body and Soul here
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