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Meggo12
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I have been on birth control for 6 months. Sunday I started my inactive pills. On Monday I had some stretchy discharge and later a little bit of pink. Also My boyfriend and I fooled around and he got precum on my spandex. Today is Tuesday and I have started my period. Even though we fooled around yesterday does the bleeding today mean that I am not pregnant, or do I have to wait until next time to figure it out. My periods do not last long on the pill only about a day and they are light.

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Precum on spandex is not a viable means of getting pregnant, so you didn't have a pregnancy risk. The bleeding and/or lack thereof are less symptomatic of the activity than you being on birth control.

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Meggo12
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So it can not go through that thin material and thin underwear? But please answer if it did, if this period means I am not from that time? I am just stressing out! Do I need to get plan B

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Molias
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Hi Meg,

This is the same precum-on-shorts incident you mentioned here, right? You don't need to analyze your withdrawal bleed in this case, since as was explained there, you don't have a risk.

If you need to remind yourself, here's what is and isn't a pregnancy risk: Can I Get Pregnant, or Get or Pass On an STI From That? Or you can head back to that thread and read Robin's and Heather's responses there, since the facts haven't changed since then. =)

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Meggo12
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So it can not go through that thin material and thin underwear? But please answer if it did, if this period means I am not from that time? I am just stressing out! Do I need to get plan B

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Ah thanks. I just need to try to relax and not be so paranoid

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Can you go back and read those two links I posted above? Those will answer your question.
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Meggo12
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Thank you I just read them. I guess I have been looking too much on the internet, I've seen a lot of post that said sperm can definitely get pregnant from that, and other people who think I am even crazy for asking.

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Molias
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The thing about information on the internet is that it isn't all accurate; there are a lot of sites where anyone can contribute information or stories with no oversight. If you know you're prone to worrying about this, I think it's probably best to take a break from looking up information online.

It also may be a good idea to evaluate how ready you feel for any sexual activity, whether or not it poses a risk of pregnancy; sometimes when people have really persistent pregnancy fears they're feeling like things are moving a little too quickly in general.

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I agree. But you think I am okay? Can sperm even get through any kind of material?

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It seems like you're doing something a lot of people do, which is to think of sperm cells like virsues or parasites.

But they're not. pregnancy is about WAY more than sperm cells, and it's not about sperm cells "infecting" someone by contact.

Fabric in and of itself isn't a totally impermeable barrier to sperm cells. But it doesn't need to be. All that needs to happen for a pregnancy to occur simply cannot happen this way.

As we've already made clear, there wasn't a pregnancy risk here. But it's not something to ask us to keep saying until you believe us, or to ask us to convince you of, but for you to work on accepting.

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