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Ruthie
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So my boyfriend and I had sex almost a week ago and I still cannot relax because I am so scared of being pregnant. We used a condom and put it on well before we actually had sex, but while he was hard. Then after a few thrusts (sorry that seems graphic), we kept the condom on but he put his shorts back on and we moved to a different location that was more comfortable, but not far away, like less than 10 minutes. I think he got a little soft during this moving time, but we checked the condom afterward and chose not to replace it because it wasn't at all damaged or anything. Then he got hard again, and we had sex. He pulled out right as the first "wave" of cum was going on. I am so nervous though because I think there was pre-cum in the condom before we moved, so I want to know if that could have leaked out and touched my vagina, even though he had gone to the bathroom twice right beforehand, so I don't think there could be sperm in it anyway? And then of course I'm nervous that I could get pregnant even from an unbroken condom and he pulled out right as he was cumming. We double (maybe triple) checked that condom after we were done and there was no damage whatsoever. Please just let me know if I'm freaking out for no reason, because it's not fun!
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Robin Lee
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HI Ruthie and welcome to Scarleteen,

So long as the condom did not slip off or break, then it was used correctly.

In future, I would recommend changing condoms in this situation, as putting clothes on, moving around, etc, could create friction that could lead the condom to be more susceptible to breaking.

Just to be clear, you would know when a condom breaks. It doesn't just spring a little leak but shreds or rips noticeably.

Here's some more information about condoms so you can be better informed about how to make sure they're as effective as possible.

Condoms

Condom Basics: A User's Manual

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Ruthie
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Okay thank you! And it's good to know that a condom can't just have a little hole or something.

So you don't think that there's a significant risk of pregnancy in this situation? My boyfriend keeps trying to reassure me but I am freaked out, maybe for no reason.

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Robin Lee
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Well, there's always a pregnancy risk when one is engaging in sexual activity that could lead to pregnancy. But yes, if there was no condom failure, the risk is really quite low.

The only way to know if one is pregnant or not, though, is to take a pregnancy test. pregnancy tests are known to be accurate fourteen or more days after the sexual activity that could have led to pregnancy occurred.

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