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jayeray
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So I had vaginal intercourse for the first time two days ago. We used a condom, but I am not currently on any other birth control and my periods are fairly irregular. Before he entered me with the condom on, I had touched his penis, and while he was inside me I touched myself. I'm not entirely sure whether or not there was precum present, but I'm concerned that some may have ended up on the outside of the condom or was still fresh on my fingers. He also peed beforehand, which I've heard can flush any lingering sperm out of the urethra, but I don't know that that's good enough for me. Should I get emergency contraception or would that be overkill for such a small chance of pregnancy? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Jacob at Scarleteen
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Hi Jayeray, Welcome to Scarleteen,

The sort of risk your asking about really isn't measurable. But I would say it's near to none.

Sperm which can be present in pre-ejaculate indeed is sperm which has 'lingered' in the urethra. So peeing would probably eradicate that, however had you touched some and touched yourself or the outside of the condom it would take a lot more than a touch to cause pregnancy. A quantity that small would be squashed and destroyed by the pH change rather easily

Even without condoms the likelihood of pregnancy occurring from the pre-ejaculate present, when having full-on penetrative sex, while not recommended by me, is relatively low and far from a certainty.

With all that, you're only really left with how you feel about it. If you'd feel better taking emergency contraception, I don't see why not. But I wouldn't say that it's something you 'should do'. I wouldn't call something that makes you feel better overkill. So really it's your call.

If you'd like to do some more reading on pregnancy, what presents risks and common feelings surround fear of risks, here are some of our articles which I hope might help:

Can I Get Pregnant or an STI from That?
Advice on having trouble dealing with pregnancy fears
Pregnancy Scared
Where did I come from A refresher course in human reproduction

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jayeray
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Thank you so much! I guess I just needed the reassurance more than anything, but $45 for the EC seems like a worthy investment in my own peace of mind. Shine on, Scarleteen. I don't know what I'd do without you.
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