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loopsyme
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Okay, well I've been reading other posts about late periods and I know that stress may cause your period to be late. But still, I just can't relax, and continue stressing about my period being late.
My bf and I were fooling around, we had dry sex (he had is boxers on-double layered boxer briefs-and I had nothing) he didn't ejaculate. We're pretty sure there wasn't any spot on his boxers after that. That means pre-ejaculate wasn't soaked by his boxers, and I know it sounds crazy that these two layers have soaked all possible sperm in pre-ejaculatory fluid. It's probably not possible. We both read your articles about which conditions lead to pregnancy, and according to those we're safe for sure.
But I just can't stop stressing, I know I'm not pregnant, but what can be wrong with my menstrual cycle. I'm having PMS symptoms, and nothing seems wrong with me. Do you think I should be worried? I'm so sorry for asking this it may sound stupid, but I really need to hear it from someone that nothing's wrong. Thank you [Smile]

P.S. My period is now 2 days late, my last period has started on August 8 or 9.

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Loopsy, why don't you check out our article on late periods: M.I.A or, Dude, Where's My Period?

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loopsyme
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I did. I think my period is late because I'm stressing over it being late. Thanks for it though, September. My situation doesn't pose any pregnancy risk, right? There wasn't any fluid contact.
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Your partner was wearing clothes, so no: no pregnancy risk.

I am also wondering how you chart your periods, though, since it sounds like you are expecting it to arrive on the same date of each month?

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I don't chart my periods anymore. They are generally irregular. But I always have these symptoms 7 days before my period. And it's already been 8 days I'm having them. That's why I did freak out. Thanks for your answer, I needed to hear it from someone. I should seriously stop stressing over it. Thank you [Smile]
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Well, if you don't chart your period, it is really hard to say whether it is late yet at all. Too, even well-behaved periods don't always arrive exactly the day they are due. A period that arrives a day before or after you expect it would still be considered on time. So, I really don't see any reason to worry here.

For the future, I think it would be a good idea to start charting your periods again. If it turns out that they really are super irregular, you can talk to your doctor about figuring out why that may be.

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