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steelandstars
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When I was last active with my fiance, I used Encare that had expired nearly four months ago. We did not engage in intercourse, but did have penetrative sex (fingering, for me). He assures me that there was nothing on his hands that would cause worry for pregnancy, but I'm concerned that expired Encare would not be enough protection, and I'm very close to my fertile period (day 10, and I usually ovulate around day 12-16).
Does anyone have thoughts on this? I would much rather not be a pregnant bride, and expired birth control doesn't give me peace of mind (especially when I thought it was not expired!).
Thank you for your help [Smile]

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Sam W
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Hi steelandstars,

So, if you and he only engaged in manual sex, then the expired encare is not a concern as far as pregnancy risk goes, as manual sex does not carry a pregnancy risk.

Have you taken steps to make sure you have non-expired BC (hormonal or otherwise) for when you do decide to engage in sex that carries a pregnancy risk?

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steelandstars
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Hi Sam, and thank you for responding :-) We're actually abstaining from intercourse until marriage (I had a very traumatic pregnancy scare a year ago), so birth control is typically not an issue. Still, when I'm around my fertile period, I try to be cautious and responsible, so this event really took me by surprise!
I suppose I'm wary of manual sex at times because of the horror stories I've heard online, when there has been manual 'safe' sex, yet a pregnancy occurs 0.0

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Sam W
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You're quite welcome [Smile]

So, there are a lot of "horror stories" online in which people insist that they (or their sisters cousins best friend) got pregnant from manual sex. However, with the one exception of someone ejaculating on their hand and then immediately inserting it into the vagina or onto the vulva, manual sex cannot cause pregnancy. I think you might want to give these pieces a read:
Human Reproduction: A Seafarer's Guide
Legit or Unfit? Finding Safe, Sound Sex Educators & Support Online

[ 03-24-2014, 01:28 PM: Message edited by: Sam W ]

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steelandstars
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The fiance would be in very deep trouble with me if he did that! Thanks again for responding, and I will definitely read these.

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