My girlfriend and I have been dating close to a year now and have been having sex for the last month. She is on an oral contraceptive (Yasmin), which she has been on for just under a year and ALWAYS takes within an hour of her scheduled "time" if not right at her "time"; and I use a condom during sex everytime. We are both each other's first partners so neither of us are worried about STD's. This afternoon my girlfriend and I had sex. However, unlike the other times, as I pulled out, I noticed that the condom had come off inside of her. I told her so and she said that she had not noticed a strange feeling as I was cumming inside of her. So we checked inside of the condom and it was filled with semen. My question is: Should we make an apointment with our local planned parenthood in order to get EC? If not what are the chances of her becoming pregnant?(She has another week and a half til her period.) Also how can we prevent this from happening again (the condom was on "securely" when I put it on)
If she's been on the pill that long and is that good about it, there is no reason to consider EC. Really, not a one. It can't do more than the pill taken as directed can.
Just an FYI: generally, it's best to get annual STI and STD screens regardless of having no previous partners. Why? Because some infections (like bacterial vaginosis) can just develop between you. others you can contract nonsexually. And it's just part of looking out for your sexual health. Your girlfriend can juyst bring that up at her annual GYN exams.
In terms of preventing that from happening again, it's a good idea to just check once or twice during sex with your hand that the base of the condom is still at the base of your penis. if you find this slipping-off happens often, you can look into snugger-fit condoms with a slightly smaller ring size, as well.
You also want to be sure that as you withdraw, you are holding the base of the condom with your hand. You may be doing that already and this time it just slipped that much, but wanted to be sure you knew that.
Thank You Very Much....Thats what we thought but wanted to be sure. Everytime I withdraw I hold the base just in case. Everything I learned in my LMS (Life Management Skills) Class from high school has actually HELPED! LoL Thank You about the info on STD's. I will tell her all of this.
Sorry, In addition to my question(s) above.... I also had one question to clarify how soon a Pregnancy Test can detect the specific hormone within a woman's system? In other words how many day's after sex can we use a test? (Is it 3-4 days or 10-14 days?)
If she's been taking the pill correctly her chances of pregnancy are very, very low. However, if the condom failed (and coming off early counts as failure) you both have a STD/STI risk, as Miz Scarlet said.
Pregnancy tests may be taken 10-14 days after the risk or once a period is missed.
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