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undertheclouds
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I take a combination birth control bill. I have been TERRIBLE at taking it this month (as I have started college and my schedule is WAY off)... like I have missed 2-4 days before, but all of my pills are gone now.

My boyfriend and I fool around, but he has never been inside of me. We've grinded on each other and have done oral, but no "sexual intercourse."

My period is 3 days late now. Could it just be my sporadic pill taking? Or have we been too careless and have transferred sperm while doing oral.

Any help would be appreciated.

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When you say you grind on each other, does that involve direct genital contact? As in, touching of the genitals, with no clothes in between? If so, and you've done that since you stopped taking your pills, then you may have had a small pregnancy risk. There's no risk from oral sex.

But like I said, that's a small risk, and it's much more likely that your period is late because you you've been taking the pill so erratically (and completely stopped by now, as I understand). If you're worried, you can go ahead and take a pregnancy test to know for sure.

If you have indeed stopped taking the pill altogether, I'd suggest that you simply wait until your period arrives, and then start with a new pack. And just to be on the safe side, you'll want to back up with condoms until you've been back on the pill, and taking it as directed, for one full month.

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undertheclouds
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I haven't stopped taking my pills, I'm just on the placebo week.

And yeah, it was direct contact, and it was about 2 and a half weeks ago.

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undertheclouds
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More about the grinding... he was erect, but he was not ejaculation. There might have been pre cum or whatever that's called, but I can not recall as this was weeks ago. [Frown]
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Heather
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The thing you need to know is that direct genital to genital contact will pose risks of pregnancy and of STIs. So, if you don't want to take those risks, it's important to be sure reliable BC and safer sex are being used.

If he did not ejaculate, your risks of pregnancy, however, are minimal.

However, since you are late, and know you did take your pills improperly, I'd go ahead and take a pregnancy test just to be sure that's not what's going on.

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However, when we were grinding, my boyfriend thinks I had underwear on. We used a condom, but I don't remember when we put it on.

If that happened, what would the chances be?

I am so sorry for all the questions.

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Heather
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It's really hard to answer these things when someone doesn't remember what was going on. Were you intoxicated in any way?

Ultimately, since you don't seem to remember what happened, and your period is late, I'd simply take a test. Us ruminating on what the risks might have been -- something we can only be so precise about anyway -- without knowing what may or may not have happened just isn't very useful. It also still wouldn't tell you whether you became pregnant or not.

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