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sail
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1) For the pill, if one pill is roughly 12 hours late how much of an issue is this? Also, is it better if the pill was late after unprotected sex or before unprotected sex.

2) I had an odd experience with a condom recently. I felt myself orgasm but after finishing I pulled out slowly and there was very little sperm in the condom (barely any there). I was worried it broke but checked it carefully so I am sure it didn't, the girl checked her vagina and couldn't find anything, so I am worried it may have spilt out the top and into her vagina? This sounds a bit unreasonable and I think I would have noticed it (the ring was still tight and the condom did not slip off), but is it plausible?

Thanks for your help.

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Robin Lee
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Hi sail,

The combination pill, that is, the one with two hormones in it, does have some flexibility around taking it. It can be taken up to twelve hours late without being considered missed, though the ideal is to take it as close to the usual time as possible and not to make a habit of taking it that late. It's not that the pill must be taken at exactly the same time; a couple of hours either way isn't a problem, but twelve hours is pushing it.

It doesn't make any difference whether the pill was taken before or after sex. The entire cycle of pills works together, so while it's important to take them on time, the timing of each individual pill isn't as crucial. I hope this explanation makes sense.

YOu would have noticed if your condom broke. When they break, they really break, either shredding or splitting. Some ejaculations contain more fluid than others. For many people, if they've ejaculated recently, the next ejaculation may not contain as much fluid.

Also, to clarify, the fluid that comes out is called semen, or ejaculate, or any of the other slang names people use for it. Sperm are the microscopic cells in semen.

I hope this helps.

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Hi,
Yeah that makes sense to me. But with the condom, I agree I could tell if it broke, but what about if it leaked out the bottom, then down into the vagina. Is this possible? The ring seemed pretty tight and I definitely didn't notice anything but maybe this wouldn't be a noticeable thing. Is that possible?

Thanks

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No, from what you described the condom fit as it is meant to. The only way I can think of that it would leak is if it came partially or fully off. If the ring was still snug around the base of the penis, then this did not happen.

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