I had sex 2 days ago with my boyfriend. We used a condom, it did not break or slip off and I even tested it by filling it with water afterwards and there was no visible hole/tear.
I'm not on the pill or any other form of BC and I have read that condoms can have tiny holes, invisible to the human eye. Is this correct?
In panic, I bought Levonelle morning after pill as a backup and I have three hours left to take it (it will be around 84% effective). I have decided that my fear of pregnancy is greater than my desire to have sex, so I will not have sex anymore from now and am wondering, should I take this MAP just to put my mind at ease? I don't see how any sperm could have made contact with my vagina, but I just can't stop worrying about it and the more I read online, the more I hear stories of women becoming pregnant with perfect use of condom whilst on the pill and it's freaking me out.
Please help. Kind regards.
P.S. I also have irregular periods each month. We had sex the day after my period finished so I have no idea if I would have been ovulating or not.
There are no tiny holes in condoms. If you used a condom correctly for all genital contact, and you did not have a condom failure (and believe me, it's obvious when a condom breaks - there is no need to fill it with water to check, you'll know when it happens), you have had excellent protection from pregnancy.
No method of birth control is 100% safe. But a condom, used correctly, is over 98% effective.
Thank you very much for such a quick reply.
Do you think I should take the MAP anyway to put my mind at rest? As I will not be having any more intercourse from now. If I was unlucky enough to be in the 2% failure rate, I would regret not having taken it! Apologies for sounding paranoid
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