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Kathryn2425
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Hi! I understand that manual sex and oral sex does not have any pregnancy risks and people keep asking about if they do or not and no one seems to be pregnant from these types of activities. My question is that is it really necessary to take a pregnancy test after being involved in these activities or would getting your period, thats more than a little bit of spotting, prove that you are not pregnant and have nothing to worry about? Or even if your period is late under these circumstances is it still necessary to take a pregnancy test? Sorry if this question is a little confusing, but thanks for your time!
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And can you be 100% sure you're not pregnant if you've gotten more than one period that comes around the time it should that is enough to fill pads and tampons?
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Basically, it is a good idea to take a pregnancy test if you are concerned that you might be pregnant.

It is not possible to have a regular period and still be pregnant, so getting your period is a good sign that you're not pregnant.

However, if you are still concerned about pregnancy despite having a regular period, then it is a good idea to take a test.

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Kathryn2425
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But if it says on this website that manual and oral sex don't cause pregnancy and you've had regular periods, what would be the point in taking one of you're basically assured that you're not pregnant?
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Especially if you also haven't had any symptoms at all?
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We sometimes suggest that users take a pregnancy test even though they haven't done anything that poses a pregnancy risk, but when we do it's because they have so much worry around pregnancy that they don't seem to believe us that there's no risk. So in those cases, it can be helpful for someone to see a negative result on a test.

But certainly, if you've had manual and oral sex only and have had a period since then, there's no reason you would need to take a test to know you're not pregnant. It's just an option that's there if you think it would be helpful.

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Okay thanks for clearing that up! I was just a little confused when you would tell users to take a test even when they had no risk, but now I know! Thanks again!
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