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Star18
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I'm new to this and wanted some clarification from you all. Me and my boyfriend had intercourse in April. We did use protection. I got my period afterwards when I expected it to come on. It was the typical period for me, heavy flow with cramping.. After that period we had oral sex in which he ejaculated.. I went to the bathroom and washed my hands and that was that.. Could pregnancy still have lasted through my last period ?
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Nope. It is not possible to have a period and be pregnant.

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I'm not sure I'm understanding what you are asking about per the inclusion of the oral sex, as oral sex is not an activity that can create a pregnancy.

Can you make more clear for me what you're asking so I can be sure to give you the information you want? Thanks!

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We had manual sex, in which he ejaculated. If he possibly got any ejaculate on his hand and touched my vagina could that pose a rise of pregnancy?
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Check this out: Can I Get Pregnant, or Get or Pass On an STI From That?

In a word: nope, that is not an activity which poses any realistic risk of pregnancy. [Smile]

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Ok.. And from what i understand potter bodies are not like machines so sometimes our periods vary on when the best one is expected.. How often does this occur and why?
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You got it. We can't always say for sure why a period is late, but this article covers the most common reasons: M.I.A or, Dude, Where's My Period?

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Ok. And I've noticed lately that before I'm about to start my period i will sometimes get a bad headache, bumps which i call period bumps, and i will start to sweat in my private areas.. Is that unusual or does everyone have different symptoms?
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Headaches before the start of a period are fairly common. I am not sure what you mean with bumps, though?

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On my face.. I call them period bumps because that seems like the only time I really start to get them..
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Oh, acne. And hormonally-triggered acne.

That's very common for many people with and around periods.

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I'm sorry if i wasn't clarifying good enough.. What about the sweating??
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Have you yet looked at our piece on the menstrual cycle? If not, it's here: On the Rag: A Guide to Menstruation.

You can also look at this elsewhere to get a picture of what these and some other common experiences people have with PMS or periods can be: http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/premenstrual-syndrome/print.html (You'll find information like that about a third of the way down that page.)

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This all said, if you are sexually active, which it's clear you are, it's time to start getting sexual healthcare -- like pap smears and pelvic exams -- anyway, if you are not already.

Your OB/GYN, whoever they are or will be once you start that healthcare, is a great person to talk with this stuff about, and can absolutely work out with you if any of these issues you have been having are nothing to worry about and just related to your period, which they probably are, or not.

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I've scheduled a appointment for a pap smear but I'm some what nervous about it cause it will be the first time I've had one..
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Okay, so have something else for you on the main site then to get started with: Your First Gynecologist Visit.

[Smile]

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Ok.. Thank you so much.. If i have any more questions i will post them on this thread
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Happy to help. [Smile]

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So a recap.. Pregnancy can't be possible if I've had a period with heavy bleeding and cramping? 2) there us no pregnancy risk when doing manual sex and ejaculate is on the hand and accidentally touches the vagina? 3) our bodies aren't machines so purr periods vary.. And 4)i have nothing to worry about when it comes to the pap smear.
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What determines if pregnancy is possible is if someone has engaged in the activities that can cause it.

However, people get periods because, literally, because, they are NOT pregnant. And you saw from that link which risks what activities cause, so you've got that, too. And yep and yep. [Smile]

Per the pap, though, and the rest of the exam, know you can always talk first to the provider about any concerns you have, including if that concern is just that you are scared of the exam. [Smile]

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Ok.. Thnx a lot again..
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When counting how long a period last, do you count from the first day you start seeing blood to when you don't see any blood?
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Yep. =) We also have a good article about charting periods, with some links to other online resources, if you want more info on how to do that: http://www.scarleteen.com/blog/heather_corinna/2009/09/17/its_smart_to_chart
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Oh.. So you do count the days after when there is still spots of blood?
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You will count the last day you see any blood as the final day. So if, say, Monday you have really light spotting and Tuesday you don't see any blood at all, then Monday's your last day.

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Never knew that. Ive been stop counting on day five.. So my period last seven to eight days..
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The only was a person can become pregnant from ejaculate is if the male ejaculated directly onto the vagina/vulva?If ejaculate is on the hands and the hand touches the vulva/vagina the female cannot become pregnant right? Because it's not direct genital to genital contract.
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Have you read through some more of this information on the main site yet, Star? If not, can you first take the time to do that? Thanks! [Smile]

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Has to be genital to genital. If ejaculate is on the hand and then placed on the vagina pregnancy isn't possible because the environment of the semen is disturbed..
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I just wanted too make sure I understood it right?
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Here is a great article that might be helpful to understand a little bit more about how sperm cells work:

Who's Afraid of Sperm Cells?

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Ok.. So genital to genital with ejaculate = pregnancy risk
Ejaculate to hand to vulva/vagina = no pregnancy risk.. Just impossible..

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I got it?
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You got it.

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Thnx.. You all do a great job at what you do
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