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ferio
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A few days ago my girlfriend and I were fooling around and my penis came into contact with her vagina. Penetration was minimal to none, but we're worried that the pre-ejaculate could cause pregnancy. She is taking a birth control pill for regulating her cycle and acne therapy, which she has been taking every day. I have seen claims/studies that pre-ejaculate can contain motile sperm, and also that it can't, or rather it doesn't and if it does it is minuscule.

We're both relatively ignorant when it comes to sexual health since she and I didn't know there was a risk of pregnancy from that. This is something she and I don't plan to repeat since we are not ready for a child at all. We don't plan on having sex until marriage, and this will serve as a reminder not to engage in risky behavior.

I understand that the risk is probably very small, but I'd like to get someone else's opinion.

[ 02-20-2007, 04:42 PM: Message edited by: ferio ]

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LilBlueSmurf
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Because your girlfriend is taking the birth control pill (provided she takes it at the same time everyday), you have no risk from this.

Pre ejaculate can contain sperm, but that is a moot point, provided your girlfriend is taking her pill properly.

You do have STI risks though ... If you and your girlfriend haven't been tested yet, you need to do so now. Condoms for any sort of sexual activity will reduce your risks for both pregnancy and STIs.

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ferio
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If she had taken it at a different time one day would that increase the risk significantly? Should we think about Plan B?

I understand now there is a risk of STIs even if we are both virgins. We will definitely take appropriate steps to educate ourselves.

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Not really. I don't think you need Plan B here.

I am glad you are taking steps to educate yourselves! It's important!

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Thanks for your advice, I sincerely hope we are worrying about nothing.
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