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cupcakedoll
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Dear Scarleteen,

My friend and I have entered a physical relationship... We had sex today with condoms however I am no longer on birth control. I'm debating if I need to purchase plan B or not since he did ejaculate inside of me (wearing the condom of course) ..... I'm worried none the less.

I think my last cycle was August 10th-August 17th..(I know it ended on the 17th) I think the reason I'm nervous is because I might be in my ovulation stage of my cycle..

thanks for reading!! Any help would be appreciated.

[ 08-24-2012, 01:01 AM: Message edited by: cupcakedoll ]

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September
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So, you used a condom for all genital contact and it did not break or slip off?

If so, you used a very effective method of birth control to protect yourself. Taking Plan B would not do much to increase that protection for you, as the effectiveness rate of Plan B is lower as that of the condom.

If you don't feel comfortable using condoms alone, we can talk about your options for doubling up with a second method in the future. Would you be interested in that?

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cupcakedoll
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Dear September,

That is correct, we did use a condom for all genital contact. It did not slip or tear however next time we are planning to use lube so there's no friction.
Thank you so much, I was fretting since I usually take double protection (pills and condom) and I have a tendency to worry about things as such.

I would love to talk about double protection; I used to use it all the time, however now that I live alone and supporting myself I can't afford the pill : (

Thank you once again!

[ 08-24-2012, 07:39 AM: Message edited by: cupcakedoll ]

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Hi cupcakedoll! Firstly, have you read this article?
The Buddy System: Effectiveness Rates for Backing Up Your Birth Control With a Second Method

It has information on various pairings of contraception you can use, and the effectiveness rate of each pairing! Do any of those pairings sound like they are doable/affordable for you?

For more detailed information on each individual type of birth control and which ones might work best for you, you can go through this article: Birth Control Bingo! which helps you figure out which type(s) of contraception would be the best fit for you.

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