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My boyfriend and I have had sex five times in the past month, twice with spermicidal condoms (these two times were also during the end of my period) and three times with regular condoms during the rest of the month after my period. He did not ejaculate inside of me any of these times, but held the base of the condom and withdrew before he came. We also did the water test on three (maybe 4!) out of the five condoms, with no problems/tears/anything. My period is now two days late and I am freaking hasn't been late as long as I can remember and I am so nervous that something could've happened and I am pregnant now. I know that there is almost no risk of this happening, but all over the internet people talk about having a baby while using condoms correctly and whatever...and I don't want to be one of those people. If we did everything right, how could I possibly be pregnant? Am I freaking out for no reason?

P.S. I now know that I am not ready to be having sex right now so we've decided to abstain until marriage, in case you were wondering about our sex-readiness!

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Robin Lee
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Hi Ruthie,

If the condoms did not break or tear, pregnancy is really, really unlikely.

For future reference, when you are ready to engage in intercourse and if you are using condoms, there's no need to test them by filling them with water. When a condom breaks, it's a noticeable splitting or shredding. Condoms do not have small holes or leaks in them. Unless someone intentionally punctures each individual condom packet, there's just no reason to worry about small holes you can't see.

Also for future reference, spermicidal condoms really aren't any more effective than condoms without spermicide. The spermicide is there to help in case the condom breaks. So, if the condom doesn't break, the presence of spermicide really doesn't mean anything. [Smile]

As to your period, do you write down the start date of every period? If so, is there any variation in that start date at all?


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