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Zoo3
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Hello, I'm 19 years old, and my boyfriend and I have been together for three years now and we are both virgins. I have been on birth control (Tri-Sprintec) for three months now, taken nearly perfectly (took one an hour late once) and now I feel we are ready to have sex. So, we want to have the next safest sex besides abstinence. I have done some research, including pages from this site, and here is what I've come up with: If I've been on the pill for three months, and he wears a condom, and pulls out before ejaculating in me, my chances of pregnancy are pretty low, right? I do not want to be stressed after having sex, I want this to be enjoyable for the both of us. Thank you!
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Karybu
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Used perfectly, condoms and the pill are about as close to no-risk as you can get. Adding in withdrawal is really unnecessary: it won't add anything to your level of protection. Check it out: The Buddy System: Effectiveness Rates for Backing Up Your Birth Control With a Second Method.

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Zoo3
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Thanks for the reply! This is he reassurance I needed, thank you!
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