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jayeray
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Hi, me again. Hopefully this is one of the last times I'll ever have to ask something like this, but I was wondering what the risk of pregnancy is if
a. we used a condom BUT
b. he came inside it without knowing and kept going AND
c. when he pulled out there was semen trapped along the sides of the penis instead of in the tip PLUS
d. the condom may have slipped a bit (but not all the way off) at some point during the sex. (There was also post-sex touching, but hands were clean.)
After trying to piece together these various events in my mind, I still can't decide if I should take EC just to be safe. I've already made an appointment with my health care provider to talk about other birth control options, since just using condoms has turned out to be create more stress than it's worth. Please help me out. Thank you.

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Heather
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Condoms moving some during use isn't a condom failure. Nor is semen inside the condom.

When we're dealing with issues of failure is when the condom has slipped all the way off, inside the vagina OR when the condom has tron or broken and thus, semen is NOT all inside the condom.

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jayeray
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So you don't think this constituted a condom failure? When we finally noticed that he had come inside it, the semen was way closer to the base than the tip.
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jayeray
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I guess I'm more worried that some might have escaped the base of the condom than anything else.
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Heather
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Sure doesn't sound like it.

But, for future reference, sounds like your partner maybe needs to get a bit more cued in about his own sexual response, for starters. The condom didn't break or slip off, but continuing to stay inside your vagina after ejaculation/orgasm can make it more likely that happens.

Also, with a slot of slippage and semen moving higher up, sounds like he needs a snugger fit condom than he's using.

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jayeray
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Thanks so much, Heather! Boy and I actually have talked about that and we're going to be more conscious of it next time. I guess I don't need EC this time around, then, either. Right?
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Heather
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It's really up to you, but once more, I don't hear you describing a condom failure here.

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jayeray
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One more slightly related question: will one dose of EC work for two separate incidences if it's taken within 72 hours of both? This is mostly out of curiosity.
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Heather
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EC is most effective when taken within 24 hours, but can be effective up to 5 days after a risk. So, it will be more effective, or most effective, at preventing a pregnancy closest to the time it was taken, less for a risk that happened less recently.

But it can be effective for ANY possible risk within the time frame -- 120 hours -- it can be effective for.

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