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captain hindsight
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Hi,

I was just wondering if anyone would be able to assess the risk of pregnancy in this situation. I ended up having sex with a girl several times; i wore a condom each time (non-spermicidal) and never ejaculated. My concern is that I distinctly remember trying to put one of the condoms on, having difficulty and then flipping it on the other way. I don't remember if there was any precum, and I had urinated prior and in between intercourse, so I believe any left over sperm would have been cleared out by that.

I know that there's a risk whenever penetration occurs, but I wasn't sure how likely or risky this situation would be. If there was precum on the outside the condom, would it still be viable and able to cause a pregnancy in this situation?

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Heather
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We can't do a "how much" with this one save saying that that kind of condom error -- putting it on backwards, then putting it on the other way instead of tossing it out and putting on a new one -- is one that may take a condom from giving you the effectiveness it can in perfect use (98% in one year of use) to typical use (85% in one year).

This kind of mistake can also impact how effective condoms are at STI prevention.

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